I got the Sams special on Saturday, the 40" model, and sprayed it down with Pam and seasoned it Saturday afternoon. I christened it with a brisket but it didnt turn out as expected. There was no smoke ring, and the brisket did not turn out as tender as I had hoped. I set the MES to 225, preheated and added hot water before I added the brisket. I had seared the brisket prior to smoking and wrapped in foil after it got to 160 (about 3 hours). Then after it got to 190 (another 2 hours) I let is rest for about 45 minutes before I cut it. Can anyone give me any suggestions on what I needed to do. Maybe I didnt add chips often enough. I did soak them prior to adding them.