Hi all, Awsome forum! Lots of information. Wish i knew of this place before i had my rib mishap yesterday......SIGH Anyhow, I have the Chargriller smoker with the the side fire box. I have had it for 2 years and i still havent smoked with it. I will be making the mods like i have seen in another post here. But my problem yesterday....my wife bought me a new propane smoker from Cabelas. I am trying to smoke these ribs, bare with me this might sound stupid..haha....i used mesquite chunks which i soak for a good hour, started the propane up, put about 6 good size chunks in the fire pan, put the water pan above, and let it warm up for about 45 minutes. temp reached 200, me being anxious to get started i put the ribs on both grills(top and bottom). everything seemed fine after about 3 hours i decided to turn ribs..when i lifted the middle section to get to the ribs on the bottem grill it burst into 3 foot flames... im thinking the grease dripped into the water pan and caught fire?.....the ribs caught fire....lmao..sigh...so i put the fire out.....ribs on top rack came out ah ok if u like jerky the bottem rack was lets say extra crispy jerky..now to my questions.........first do I keep the propane burning for the entire time? Second, the wood pan doesnt hold anything other than charcoal or small to medium chunks of wood, so do i use charcoal and set chunks on the charcoal or do I use all chunks.... Im open for all suggestions.. please help!