We are going to have a little BBQ with some friends tomorrow so I decided to make a brisket. I also got a AMNPS a few weeks ago and have only used it for cold smoking. I figured id give it a whirl for hot smoking. Started with a 12.86lb brisket. Here it is after trimming and a little rub'n All tucked in and ready for a nice warm night Here is a close up of where I put the AMNPS. I have Oak and Hickory in there. So far its burning nicely. I made a heat shield out of heavy duty foil. I also put the pellets in the microwave for 90 seconds before putting in the AMNPS. Dont know if I needed to do that or not but I have always done it with the dust to ensure its dry so I just did it with the pellets too.