Took a shot at a 13# brisket last friday night ( first one). After about 2 hours in the smoker, my 170# Sheperd/Rutweiler went chasing after what I think was a rabbit and got himself hungup on a piece of farm equipment. Off to the animal ER!! Dog survived... Brisket survived... neither one in great shape though. Made burnt ends out of the point - those were GREAT!!! (Used Jeff's rub) Wish I had pix. Flat was a little dry - shared it with the dog ( he isn't hard to please ). He's feeling much better now -$2400 + 1/2 brisket flat later. Oh well, guess I'll try again , besides - he's worth it!!!