Originally Posted by Diesel Dave
You've been given some great advise above.
The only thing I can add is be sure you keep a small hot fire and keep the vent WFO (wide farkin open) and control your temps and air floe through your intake vents.
good luck and don't give up, wood fired Q is the best
Oh I won't give up. My worst day tending a fire and cooking is still better than most other days regardless of how the food turns out!