Have had the egg now close to two months. Have cooked a couple of steaks on it along with another thing or two...can't recall...but nothing slow cooked. My Wally World had brisket this past weekend for .66/lb. NEVER had a brisket before, unless the was the corned beef version. Decided to get the brisket, used Nature Boy's marinade and directions. Never having had brisket before, all I can tell you is this: 1. It wasn't shoe leather tough...in fact it was very tender. 2. Wasn't as moist as I thought it may be. Now...I have a couple of questions on getting to the desired degree for a slow cook. I filled the thing up to the brim with fuel. Put my electric starter midway through the fuel in the center. Got it going.....let the temp rise to about 350, then started shutting down, etc. to get to 250. It ALWAYS fell lower, so I would let it rise again and try over. Bear in mind...and YES, I KNOW BETTER, that I was doing this at my house with the intentions of spedning the night elsewhere. Got it (or so I thought) right at the 250 mark, took a shower, went to the grocery store (this all took about an hour) got home and the temp was at about 180. Opened it wide open, AGAIN, got it to about 350, shut it down and watched it drop immediately to about 260. Stayed there for about 15 mins...I went to a friends house, we went out for drinks and afterwards came home to check on it (2 hours later) and it was at about 300. (I had the daisey wheel just BARELY open and the bottom slide open about 1/8 inch. Thought that looked pretty good...so left it for the night. (OH...did I mention that when I last checked the thing at approx 8p.m. (for the last time) after having had put on at 2p.m.) the internal temp on the meat was at 175 and it was tougher than shoe leather?) Arrived home the next morning at approx. 9:30 and the egg was colder than...well...YOU KNOW! So....what did I do wrong...even though the meat is quite tasty and tender. When cooking at a low temp..do I need to initially run the dome temp up HIGHER and then try to bring it back down....what gives????