So I bit the bullet and picked up a 26" Weber to add to the cooker collection. What better way to try it out than throw a brisket on it. Picked up choice brisket. after trimming I seasoned with kosher salt, coarse pepper, garlic powder, and a little Cayenne. Put my charcoal baskets to one side and lit some coals. I was looking to run 325° and it did a very good job of holding it. Wrapped in butcher paper around 170°. Total cook time was about 5.5 hours to get probe tender. Final thoughts: I was very impressed with how easy the 26 was to run. Had to add charcoal about 3 hours in but it wasn't too big of a deal. I wouldn't want to run a low n slow 14 hour cook on it by any means. But for a hot and fast cook adding charcoal was a minor inconvenience. This cooker is great for anyone that wants to smoke and grill but doesn't have room for 3 or 4 cookers. So far I am very glad I decided to buy it.