So I just got my rig, and it's a bigger smoker then anything I've used in the past and quite honestly the only smoking I've done in the past was PartyQ rigging my Weber kettle grill. My first questions, of what promises to be many, has to do with fuel. First, should I be making a big fire in my firebox and then regulating temperature with my vents (I actually just bought a temp gauge that activates a fan that I plan on installing) or using as little fuel as possible to get the temp I'm aiming for? For reference I'm posting a pic of the rig again(I already posted on roll call but not assuming you all read that). Second, if I'm adding charcoal, should I be adding it prelit via chimney or just throwing it on the hot coals. I'm assuming I want to keep the coals going to keep temperature and not waiting til the temp drops so do I just add at prescribed times (every hour or so) or is it just a feel thing? Third, For now I'm gonna be using charcoal with sticks for smoke, but I'm planning on buying pallets of wood from Southern Fuel Inc. Would it be just as practical to use that wood 100% for fuel or should I continue supplementing it with Charcoal. i think that's all for now. I promise to use the search function in the future in case this has already been answered but didn't really know what search terms would find this for me. Thanks in advance .