I'll be making a smoked pork loin Sunday and I'm very new to smoking meat. I'll use an offset smoker. I've upgraded it some since my last time using it. I fixed some rust holes and leaks. I have seasoned the loin and it's in the fridge now overnight. I used about 4tbsp uncle chris steak seasoning and about 1/8 cup pancake syrup. The loin is about 6 lbs after I cut the thin end off. Last time I made chicken in the offset smoker and it used a ton of wood to keep temps up and it ended to having a nasty smoke flavor. And way too much salt. How can I make the loin not have too much smoke flavor? Did I put too much seasoning on it? Is pancake syrup ok to use? I have 1/2 of a big bag of charcoal and a 10lb bag of misquite chunks. Will that be enough? I can get more charcoal tomorrow if needed. I was thinking of using charcoal in the offset and adding wood chunks to it for smoke. Will that work? How much charcoal should I need? 10lb? 20lb? 30lb? I just want some Barbque to taste good for once. I've tried about 10times over the last few years and not once was it good when using wood. Please help. My wife has given up on my bbq tasting good. Thanks. I'll post pics while I'm smoking it.