Hey Welshrarebit, it sure smells great so I hope it's going ok. I got the brisket from Sam's yesterday as Costco only had the flat @ $7/lbs. Here's my timeline so far
5:00am Started to preheat the smoker for 225. Trimmed brisket following Aaron Flanklin's youtube video and seasoned with just salt and pepper. Kinda went crazy with trimming and chopped off a huge chunk of fat by mistake. That's the spot I stuck the probe in.
5:45am Meat in the smoker. Started playing with AMNPS and lighting it for the first time, again watched several youtube vids for reference. Good thing I smoke cigars, had a bunch of butane lighters lying around. I'm using the hickory pellets that came in the combo pack btw.
6:00am AMNPS went in. Nice TBS output so back inside to drink some coffee.
10:00am Pellets were almost gone since I only filled it half way. I added more pellets and went back to watching the NFL combine.
11:45am After obsessively looking at my remote for the 500th time, the IT finally hit 160 so I foiled it and put it back in.
2:00pm Currently the temp is at 185. My plan is to pull it around 195 and let it rest in my cooler until dinner time.
I'll post some finished pics later.