So with only 1 successful smoke total which was loved by all I was thinking of tackling a brisket. However, after looking through a few threads this seems like something a novice should not attempt. When is someone actually ready to tackle a cut of meat like brisket? At the current cost here in Cali I don't want to spend that kind of money only to end in disaster especially on an Easter dinner. Maybe I should just do a turkey or ham? Thoughts?