Hi, My name is Colleen. I am in the Portland Oregon area. My smoker is a Louisiana Grill CS 450. I have had it for about 3 years and am still learning but everything turns out well so that part is great! My biggest issue is when to start cooking. I am making a brisket (9 LBS flat) for Easter and am not sure when to put the meat on the smoker so that I have it done and rested by noon on Sunday. I am thinking of putting it on at midnight but not sure if that will get it done too early or too late! Yikes!