I have found that it's better not to put the meat on while the charcoal is billowing white smoke. let the coals settle if you are doing low and slow. I do not have a wood burner. Mainly K-Blue.
Weber WSM, Weber GA, Weber Spirit S-320
Charbroil Oilless Turkey Fryer
Wife LuzziAnn 1956 model.
Maverick ET-732, Superfast LSU Purple Thermapen & ThermaPop, Party Q