I guess I have a lot to learn, I am using a 15 year old Bandera, (stored inside), I have been smoking on a 10 ton load of hickory. I do foil Butts after about 4 hours after a definite smoke ring is established. My consumption of the hickory is not too bad considering the low price of buying a dump truck load.
I do have to say - I am learning a whole bunch reading all you guys. Thank you!