Hi All, I'm new to smoking and this is my first post here. Having said that I have some beginner questions. I have a party planned for about 40 people and I would really like to go for major WOW factor with my BBQ! I just bought a new char broil smoker with a side box and I have a 13.5 lb brisket that I am going to try to smoke all night the night before. My questions are how long should I actually cook it for, and I also noticed that I have a hard time keeping the smoker at a consistent temperature. Are there any helpfull tips on how to keep the smoker at about 225-240 without constant adjustments. I also was wondering what the difference is between the flat and the point. I appologize for the long post. Any help would be appreciated.