Originally Posted by bmock
So I was disappointed with how it sliced up.
I hope it tasted good.
Getting good 'Q is a skill to practice and learn. One of the reasons I keep detailed logs of each smoke is so that I can analyze what I've done and how I can improve the next time. I'm pretty happy with the progress I've made on my cooks and a lot of that results from reviewing my notes before every cook and making a plan to improve.
Don't be disappointed if your first cook does not come out to be everything you had hoped for. The results you will eventually achieve will make the effort you put in now well worth while. (If you learn from each cook that is less than 100% successful.)
Enjoy the journey!