So today at work I was thinking about smoking a brisket overnight and having it ready for dinner tomorrow night. I figured to have it done by 6pm, I need to get it into the smoker tonight at 6pm (my math was a bit off doh!). I was thinking from 6pm tonight to 6pm tomorrow night was 12 hours. Anyway, so I put it (11 pounder) in the smoker tonight at 6pm (it's now 7pm). I am sitting here browsing the smoking meat forums and it hits me - 12 hours would be tomorrow morning at 6am!!! And it would be ready for foil sometime after midnight probably. Ok, so now that I've screwed up my times, I am wondering what to do. I lowered the temp in the smoker to 190F as I try and figure out what to do now. It would be fine if it got done around lunchtime tomorrow. Any ideas? Should I pull it out and put it back in around 10pm? That way it would probably be ready for foil around 7am? I know times are tough to go by.
By the way here is the brisket in the smoker: