I chose the double barrel because I read some good things and it seemed like a fun build. Like I said, a newbie so I expect to make plenty of mistakes along the way. I will check out the UDS as a reference, thanks.
From what I read, charcoal is probably not sufficient for the big baby so more wood. I am guessing it would be wise to use red oak as the fuel source. My concern would be to use hickory or apple or whatever rather than a plentiful variety (to me) like red oak, as the fuel source. Or the concern of say I was cooking chicken and wanted apple for the smoke flavor, but mixing it with oak and mixing smoke flavors unintentionally.
Is it safe to say once the flames are gone and it's smoldering, there is no real difference to wood used or is that blasphemy?