Hi Everyone, My name is Jon, people call me Thunder. I live in Long Island, NY. I recently bought a Large Big Green Egg. I found out about the BGE when I travelled down to Missouri for work. I love it. Anyways, I have smoked chickens, burgers, and briskets. One of the two briskets turned out great. The last one I did came out very tough even though it had a good flavor. I must have taken it off the smoker too early as I was in a hurry. One thing I learned is never be in a hurry when smoking meats. I have been using the BGE charcoal, which I find to be a pretty good quality. Also I have experimented with using wood chips. Which woodchips are the best for a brisket? Also if you have any good suggestions for a good spicy rub that would be great!!! Finally, if you guys have a brisket recipe I would check it out. I have found that Dr. BBQ had a really good recipe from the BGE website. Cheers May your Meat be Smoky and wife be Hot!