The last time I did brisket I did it mostly in the oven, this was before I got my smoker (Weber Smokey Mountain). However, I am in the south, and at an air force base where the lowest cost brisket is around $45+ (easily $5 a pound). Before I came here even wal-mart had briskets I could buy and experiment with, however I do not want to waste 50 bucks on a brisket if it comes out like crap. I have seen many videos saying how easy it is, others how hard it is, to smoke and not destroy a brisket. I have seen some of the links here but do y'all recommend good starter vids/articles so when I do go to the base commissary and spend a chunk of my paycheck on a brisket I can have some knowledge going in? At this point I've done a lot of, I think they were called, Maryland Pit Beef to success - however the base usually only has choice beef so Ive never divulged on buying something such as that. Thanks guys!