I really hope this isn't an indication of how my brisket is going to go all day. I woke up at 3 to take the meat out of the fridge and soak the wood. But then I couldn't fall back asleep. So after tossing and turning for an hour I decided to just get started. Turned on the smoker at 4:05. Discovered I was out of propane at 4:15. I can't believe I'm saying this but thank goodness for Walmart. I got a new tank and was back in business by 4:45. The first piece (about 5.5lbs) went in at 5 the second slightly thinner 4.5lb piece went in at 6. I'm using chunks of wood this time instead of chips and I'm happy with the consistent smoke I'm seeing. I'll keep posting through out the day. And add a picture as soon as I can get my phone to cooperate.