So, today is my wife's 2nd 39th birthday. We're having a giant BBQ tomorrow. In efforts to enjoy the day, I took the day off work to smoke a brisket. So far 70 people have confirmed...YIKES! Yes, there will be more food cooking tomorrow. For Christmas, my brother-in-law send me a frozen Akaushi brisket from Heartbrand Meats. It came in a giant styrofoam cooler, and I was worried it was someone's body parts and there was a "hit" put on me. I've never bought a brisket, but this was one fantastic looking piece of meat. I can't wait to try it. There will be continuous qview. Here it is still sealed in plastic: I have a fairly small vertical smoker. Had to cut it in half. The darn thing JUST fit, even halved: It's going to be sliced in the end, and reheated tomorrow. I'm fairly experienced at maintaining temps, and getting really good TBS. So, it's just a matter of time now. Stay tuned!!