BBQ Brisket tips from Austin Texas' Aaron Franklin Barbque. So good it has a cult following! I have an inexpensive ($80) electric smoker from home depot and you can get wood chips at Walmart, kroger, etc.. I recommend hickory and apple wood and I prefer the larger chunks of wood to the chips. Mr. Franklin has instructional videos for every aspect of smokng brisket on youtube. All it takes is time.