That's the most amazing smoke ring I've ever seen (from the pictures I've seen).
My first brisket came out fantastic. ALthough I have zero
As was said earlier, I think I got ripped off too. I paid $28 for a 6.2# piece. What was yours, $21 for 8#? Wow. Plus, I tossed about a third of it away as fat (maybe that's where my smoke ring went?)
Anyway, nice job man!