So I am doing my first brisket today. I have done a thousand chickens and steaks and vegetables on the grill, but I splurged and bought a new smoker yesterday. I put on the dry rub yesterday morning about 7, and started the smoker about 5 this morning. The brisket sat out from 5 to 6 today and went on about 615. It is about 12 pounds, and my temp has been pretty steady at 240 since the start. I have a mix of Hickory chunks, briquettes, and lump charcoal. Plenty of people here on campus have been slowing to see what the smell is, I certainly will be posting some pictures in a couple of hours. I thought the neighbors were going to call the local fire dept at 530am when the smoke kicked in! Though, they are both chefs so I hope they had nice dreams. I foiled it about 1130 because I had to come in to work until 2. I expect to pull it about 3 or so, and eat about 5. I am certainly looking forward to it, specially since the wife doesn't eat meat, and my son is the only person who will be sharing it with me!!