I bought a new Pit Boss Copperhead 7 Series smoker last weekend and was finally able to do the first smoke this weekend. I have 2 kids under 3, so I wanted a smoker that I wouldn't have to tend to quite as much, and this pellet smoker definitely allows for that. The brisket was a 14lbs packer brisket before trimming. I trimmed Thursday night and applied the rub, wrapped in plastic wrap and placed in the fridge. Friday night at midnight, I started the smoker. I used a mix of hickory and apple pellets. I thought I bought cherry pellets, but mistakenly grabbed apple. Let it heat up to 225 and placed the brisket in the smoker. I read about temp swings on this type of smoker, which worried me a little bit. I stayed up for the first hour of the smoke to see what the swings would be. It would go up to 250 and down to 210, which I was pretty happy with. Decided I would trust the smoker and went to bed. Basically the only work I had to do was add water to the water pan about every 4 hours. When the water would get low, the temp spikes would get higher. Once the color of the bark was the color that I like, I wrapped in aluminum foil and poured a can of beef consume in the bottom of the foil. After 16.5 hours, the flat temp was 198 and probes would slide into it like butter so I removed from the smoker, rewrapped in new foil, wrapped in 2 towels, and let it sit for an hour and a half while we made the sides. 30 mins before eating, I removed from the towel/foil wrap, loosely tented with foil, and then sliced the flat and chopped the point. Lots of compliments from our guests. I was very happy with the results, can't wait to use this smoker again. It almost feels like cheating it was so easy. Sorry for the lack of pictures, didn't really think to take any until it was too late.