In addition to a Boston Butt and a couple of chickens, I smoked a brisket for about 40 Memorial Day guests. Sorry no pics. I had read about oak in Cheryl and Bill Jamison's "Smoke & Spice" that "what it does to beef brisket is probably against the law in some states" (p. 20). So naturally, I had to try it. Unfortunately, all I had was a bag of oak chips in a black bag that had the Tabasco brand logo on it. So, getting close enough to check the temp was a matter of life-and-death, as it nearly choked and blinded me. It also amped up the flavor a few notches as well! Gotta say, though, if I keep up the smoking habit, I may have to burn some of those chips just to keep the neighbors at bay.