Have you had a lot of Mesquite ? This is a strong flavored species , a little prudence would be well worth taking . I my opinion , I would get some Maple to cut the Mesquite or
grab some Lump.
And , I would only use it in the first half of cooking , then pull back. Send a shot of your Pit, I'm assuming you have very little experience.
Also , why chance wasting a high priced piece of meat ? Get a Butt , you are better off and save money. Practice before you jump in up to your Ass . start learning 'patience '
now and be ahead of the game .
Lean your machine first , did you go out and just start driving? Then continue to practice with Chicken a few times , then jump on the Brisky.
I'm not jumping on you , I just don't want to see you get Jaded with unsatisfactory smokes .
You'll thank me later .
Have fun and . . .