I believe the biggest mistakes have to do with a lack of knowledge regarding fire control in your pit(s). Each is different and if you don't know how much wood to use you'll:
- Run out of wood
- Cook too hot
- Take two days to cook a load
- Burn the hell out of your meat
- Tick off the wife/family 'cause the meat's not done
- And more!
Once you have fire control licked you're really off and running.
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