Two weeks ago, I had my chance to try out my new smoker and I went with a brisket. I had a 9-pound piece, which I rubbed down with a few cloves of garlic, and let it sit overnight, then applied my spice rub (salt, black pepper, brown sugar, paprika, chili powder, garlic powder, cumin, coriander, and Chinese five-spice). It took 12.5 hours, and I did have some problems at the start with the temperature getting too high with the smoker, but it just took a little time to figure out how to adjust the vents and get the temperature down. I was still pretty pleased with the results, and I took it into work the next day with some caramelized onions with BBQ sauce and buns, and it was a huge hit. I forgot to take pictures until the end of things, so I only got these two: (Ignore the bag of Match Light in the background! That's for the other grill!) I can't wait to do it again!