Hey guys, just found this forum. I have always wanted to smoke meat and I have the opportunity to get in for no cost at all. Someone I know offered me their old smoker that they don't use. I also had a huge live oak taken down out of my backyard 6 months ago and it is chopped up in my yard as well. I am attaching a link to the smoker they gave me. http://pittsandspitts.com/products/vid/?vid=6926439 It is rusted and used, but it looks like a nice smoker. Here is my question, it is one of those smokers with the firebox under the meat. Will this work okay? Also, another newbie question is how to start a fire to use the live oak? How much live oak logs should I use? I'm sure I will have lots more questions, thanks!