I've smoked ribs before, and had a couple failed attempts at brisket. So I thought I'd try something easier... Started 2 days ago. Rub made with Brown Sugar, Chili Pepper,Salt, Smoked Paprika, Cumin, and ground Thyme. Took some advice from these forums and applied a mustard coat to keep the rub on. I went through about 2 cups of the stuff for 2 8 lb picnic roasts. Wrapped in plastic, and in the fridge. Got a 15 lb bag of applewood chunks, and I already had mesquite lump charcoal. Got up @ 4:30 this morning. Started the smoker, and now I'm 4 hours into the cook. Just started using a wetting spray, used Apple Juice, Apple Cider Vinegar, California olive oil, shot of Laphroaig Scotch, and teaspoon of Franks. I'll put updates & photos up regularly. Wish me luck!