OK - did a brisket for the first time yesterday and it came out great (to my surprise)! So I was doing some reading and saw you can do chops. Just so happen to have some. So I'm smokin' again today! I was reading about to brine or not to brine. I have a simple little brine that I decided to use. It won't hurt anything to try. It may or may not help -- but it sure won't hurt (I don't think). Now for a silly question that I didn't see -- or I missed in all of this information -- do you flip your chops half was through or so (like on the grill)? Planning on taking these off around the 145 degree mark. I love poppers, too. Just so happens I have the stuff for that too. So I just might be doing double duty on the smoker today!