In spite of all the temp issues, the brisket came out wonderful! Not much of a smoke ring as I expected, but the smoke FLAVOR was great. The brisket was moist, tender and very tasty. for a first attempt and the other issues involved, I was pleasantly surprised.
Thanks for looking, and I will get back to you all, as far as what Noah has to say about the temp control issues.
Weber Performer with rotisserie ring, 22.5OTS, Maverick 732, Weber Smokey Joe,PBC Smokenator/Hoovergrill, variety of microbrews, Gin and tonic, variety of lighters.