Are you from Texas?
And you admit you don't know know how to q...that's a first...:)
I can give you some tips on how to make cresote...
1 put food on pit before you start the fire.
2 leave food on pit while you drink a case of beer (time guidelines, chicken 6hrs, pork or beef 2 days....
3 soak firewood for 2 days in rain barrel, put in pit wet, if it doesnt drip apply more water with hose.
4 disregard advice above. practice with your pit and read everything you can on this site. someone said practice,eat,practice,eat,practice,eat.....