Finally had to break down and get a custom smoker from the metal shop down the street(especially since I won't be able to get the Lang I so coveted at this time. ) Seasoned it real early this morning and now its slowly smoking 2 briskets a 10lb and a 7lb one. Still working on getting the temp set just right so I spend a lot of time "checking on the smoker". lol I can say one thing and that's the brisket are cooking very evenly on this one. I look forward to posting pics of the finished products later this evening .