Here is an FEC for beginners post that may be of interest:
Originally Posted by Smokin Mike
I own one, and honestly, I can't get a great brisket out of it. everything else is on the money, it cooks awesome pork, ribs and chicken, but for some reason, not brisket. probably just need a great recipe,,,,,
That's funny I was at a comp this past weekend and a couple of teams only use their FECs for brisket. I haven't been able to produce a decent brisket period, and I'm sure that's just me.