Q. Dr. BBQ:
I have pit problems. I don't know what the problem is but i think it is too much wood. My ribs tasted like a camp fire but my ribs on the gas grill were good. If I can not fix my pit problems I will not be one of the best BBQers in the world and if you have ideas can you e-mail me let me know. I would like to be in a few competitions.
Using too much wood is a common problem. Start with just charcoal and a couple small pieces of wood. If you like it smokier, next time add a couple more. If the food is undersmoked, it's still pretty good, but oversmoked food can be inedible.