Hello all, my name is John and I am in St. Louis, Missouri... home of the Cardinals!!! We just bought a Char-Griller Smokin Champ 1624 at Home Depot. http://www.homedepot.com/p/Char-Gri...ill-Horizontal-Smoker-in-Black-1624/206282463 Today I am attempting to do a 8# brisket. We love smoked meats and cannot wait to get the routine on this smoker. I have been all over the place on temps, I think I have it somewhat under control now by closing my FSB vent down to 50%, my chimney is full open.