So I smoked some sausage this afternoon for 2 hours using about 2 1/2 oz of apple wood and my wife complained it was way too strong. That being said, how much would you guys recommend for an 11 lb brisket? Also I seem to be having an issue not getting a lot of ash when i place my wood in the cooker. And by not getting I mean that's all I get. Makes it a pain to clean out the heating element tray. Any recommendations?