Generally I always put the wood on with the burnt down coals and wait for the temperature to stabilize (takes 30 min to an hour).
Now that I think about it I put the wood on 5 minutes before I put the meat for on this cook. I wanted to try it this way because it is what the seasoned veterans generally tell the beginners to do.
I guess I will go back to throwing the wood in when I dump the hot coals in.
-[Mike]: [18.5" WSM w/BBQ Guru DX2]. [Mini WSM Smokey Joe Gold], [Smokey Joe Silver].
Last edited by Gator BBQ; 02-12-2012 at 08:48 PM..