For an upcoming party I'm trying to please everybody by smoking both some pork ribs and some chicken quarters in my 008 Smokette. I've successful at smoking just ribs, or just chicken, but am worried about smoking them at the same time. Particularly,
1. Cooking time: Because ribs take longer, but my experience has shown me that its hard to predict exactly how long a given rack of ribs will take. How long should I wait before I introduce the chicken to the smoker so that they would be done around the same time?
2. Wood. Do you just combine the amount of wood that you would use if you were smoking the ribs and chicken separately? Like, if I would use 3oz wood for the ribs, and 2oz for the chicken, Would I load the box with 5 oz, or would the chicken end up absorbing too much smoke. Is it better to save 1-2oz of wood to add when I introduce the chicken?
Besides these questions, anything I'm missing? I plan to put the chicken below the pork to avoid the chicken dripping on other meat, and will try the foil and cooler method on the ribs for an hour before serving. I'm also gong to stick with fruit woods like apple so I don't oversmoke the chicken. Thanks guys.