My first use of my 008 was ribs, which were excellent. However, I used three small pieces of wood from the starter pack, and after the four hours, one piece was nothing but ash, one was about half gone, and the third was just blackened.
I am about to start a large brisket (14 lbs) which means possibly as much as 20 hours. It would seem (logically) that the wood will be long since gone, and the smoke will have long since stopped. I have read that the smoke is no longer effetive after the meat is about 140 (or so I recall) so do I just forget about it, or do I use some good fireplace gloves and add some wood?
Ben in Pittsburgh