Originally Posted by perchjerker
you dont have to add wood to it once you load it initially?
No, you use only a couple of small chunks of wood when starting and that's it. After the meat warms it ceases to take any amount of additional smoke flavor anyhow. Another thing I've discovered is that if I put to much wood in the box my meat will come out sooty and have a bitter taste from the extra smoke. I do butts for as long as 18 hours and never open the door between starting them and taking them out for final prep.