So this is the first time doing brisket for me. Read all I could on here, combined lots of folks' advice into a document that I saved. Got one from Sam's club, just under 9 lbs. Rubbed and wrapped it last night and put it on around 8 a.m. today. Here's a couple pics just before putting it in:
I use a Maverick remote thermometer that I've tested and works good. I know I'm supposed to take it to 165-170 then foil, and it averages 1.5 hrs/lb to cook.
Anyway, I put it in around 8 am. Smoker temp's been hovering between 225-230. But now (9:45 am) the internal temp is already 120. Isn't that kind of quick to get up that high so quick? I'm thinking this thing's gonna take over 13 hours to cook, so I wouldn't think it would get to 120 already?
Help? Advice? I'm making this in advance for people coming over tomorrow.