well, I'm turning 30, to celebrate I bought a MES 40. I used it for a few times in the last couple of weeks smoking ribs and chicken. I will attempt to smoke a brisket this weekend for my party. I just bought an AMNPS, oak pellets, and an ET732. Here is the thing, I've never smoke brisket before so I am asking for tips and advises from the forum. I know the general rule of thumb is that it smoke between 1.5-2.0 per pound. Does it requires to have water inside when I'm smoking the meat? there are so many thread asking for help with keeping AMPS from being extinguish. Can someone tell me the tricks or threads? I will post some pics when I start smoking the meats. TIA.