For Christmas in 2016 I got PH a stove top smoker. As I have told you before, he is a really great chef, and he really enjoyed my brother's smoked turkey at Thanksgiving, so I got him a smoker so he could give it a try.
Then we moved. The smoker sat in our garage and was left unused. I would make comments about it sometimes, which PH basically brushed off.
Then, we had a baby and he has been home for four weeks going stir crazy because there is a flu epidemic so I won't take the baby anywhere. So he said to me suddenly the other day, "I think I am going to smoke that brisket in our freezer." I had bought the brisket a couple months before when it was on sale. It was 8.5 pounds of brisket, a lot for two people. I had been saving it for some kind of family gathering at the house, but, how can I tell him no? (Answer: I cannot.)
First PH did a wet smoke, where you put a little water in a separate pan. When he did the second half of it (the brisket was so big we had to do two separate nights of brisket) he did a dry smoke. I felt like for the brisket the dry smoke was a little more moist and tender. It made the whole house smell delicious both times though.