Thanks for the reply mounainman. To be honest, I have never attempted to smoke a brisket. Done a number of butts, chickens, ribs, and salmon in the SM025 but I've never attempted a brisket. So this is new territory.
Been reading the forums and will probably try a straightforward recipe of using just a fast eddy's dry rub, smoking at 230 or so, and maybe wrapping with butcher paper and some beef broth around 170ish.
Leaning towards the PG1000 and starting at 200 for the first 2-3 hrs and then bumping up to 230 or the remainder. Just wondering if there are more temp swings with PG1000 vs the SM025 or other reason one may be better than the other. I am interested in tasting the difference between the smoke methods - pellets vs wood chunks (electric).