Hello Again Everyone, I am still very new to the whole forum thing so please forgive me if this has already been discussed in a diff thread. I would like to get everyone's opinion on how to get the smoke to last as long as possible. I personally have not chosen whether to go with the wood chunks or the chips yet. I tried chunks last time i attempted a brisket and they seemed to of lasted a bit longer but the smoke still only lasts a bit under an hour. I put them in a steel box with holes on the top and put the box right on top of my hot coals to create the smoke. I hear some people toss the wood right on fire but i find that it burns away to quick and makes my fire too hot. I always soak my chips/chunks in beer for about 18-24 hours. I use a Charcoal grill that is about the size of a large size gas grill; the name of it escapes me at the moment. I have smoked 3 briskets in there so far and they have not been bad at all. The latest one was quite good actually! I am buying a Brickman "Smoke n' Grill" today during my lunch break to get the results i really want but i am afraid that i will find myself with the same problem... Thoughts anyone? Any Tips or Tricks would help us "New Smokers" evolve.