....and my first smoker. Hello, I live in Kansas City and just purchased a Masterbuilt Electric Smoker 30" model 20070910. I bought this model based on advise I got from reading this forum this forum the past week. I got a 6 lb brisket to try first. The smoker is curing as we speak. I rubbed everything dowin with olive oil and set it on 275 for 3 hours. So far this is what I have got done. I rubbed the brisket with some olive oil. Then I rubbed in some Gates rub that I bought at the store. I am soaking some apple wood chips. I plan on mopping the brisket with some apple juice. How ofter do I mop it? Do I put foil on the bottom rack to catch drippings? Any other advise is appreciated.