Evenly layer unlit hardwood lumps, or your preferred fuel, inside the smoker's fire chamber.
Get a full chimney of lit briquettes and spread out on top of the unlit lumps. They will ignite and it should only take around 30 minutes to reach cooking temperature.
The smoker is ready to use when thin blue smoke starts coming out of the chimney. Too much white smoke gives a foul taste that overpowers food while blue smoke imparts a complementary flavour.
Once your smoker has reached the ideal cooking temperature for your chosen meat and your smoke has the proper consistency you're ready to cook!
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