Haha I am the only thing certifiable for trying this under my circumstances. So... Daughter was napping and wife was working out so I had a chance to run to a local butcher that had whole brisket on sale for 3.99/ lb. A whole brisket is really hard to find around here and 3.99 per pound is a great price. Super lean trimmed flats are usually 5.99. So anyways. My nephews bday is tomorrow from 11:30-3 and then some of my family is coming over here afterwards for dinner. Just make hamburgers a d hot dogs my wife said. But no...I decided I would overnight smoke this bad boy with my new MES 30 and my AMNPS. Got the smoker all ready, started the AMNPS. Meanwhile... Here is the beast about 10.5 pounds and I gave it a simple rub down with SPOG... Didn't trim a thing. Got it in around 2:30. Now I am running around 245 degrees as per my trusty maverick and planning on ballpark two hours per pound. But who knows. So a few questions for you all. 1. When and where should I probe the meat? 2. Should I take out the AMNPS before bed (11:30-12:00PM) and reload it or is the 11 or so hours I get from it enough smoke? 3. If I wake up to tomorrow and its still a ways from done and I foil it (out of necessity) what's the highest I can raise the smoker temp or oven if need be? That last question is because I need to leave the house around 11:30 so I need the brisket foiled, toweled, and coolered before I go to my nephews party. Thank you all in advance!!! I will keep you updated!