I was intimidated and never had much luck with brisket until I watched Aaron's videos. After cooking 3 briskets now in my RF smoker, I'm much more confident and the briskets have turned out great. I'm not from Texas, but I had several people over for a party a couple of weeks ago that used to live there and they know and love their brisket. They told me it was some of the best they've had. I know it's probably no where near as good as Franklin's but I'm happy with how it turned out. Can't wait to cook another one.
Love the thread in general. I agree with GEOThermal, that by employing some of Aaron's method's, your BBQ can dramatically improve. It was the simplest of things, but they work. Watched the PBS series shortly before an annual competition we do and made some minor changes. 1st Brisket win for the Big Easy BBQ team.