In Southeast Texas on Christmas Eve where it can be either be 34 degrees or 84 degrees. Since it will be 80 today I decided to do a 10 pound packer for the annual family dinner. I got up at 4 and got the charcoal pit rolling and put the brisket on around 5. I'm using hickory chips for flavor and after 5 hours in at around 225 degrees I'm sitting at 148 IT. Going to need a little nap to be able to play Santa tonight. I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and for everyone to remember the reason for this wonderful time of the year. God bless.