Recently picked up a smoker due to my wife wanting to make authentic Texas brisket for a party. As such, we went out and picked up a MES 40 digital no window from Lowe's along with some chips and off I went. Although I was born in I am outside of Sacramento, CA now. Zero experience with smoking, but I have been grilling for a while. So not one to take it small, and needing some practice before the actual party, I decided my first smoke would be some brisket this weekend and to have a few friends over. This turned in to 40+ people and 2 12lb packers in my fridge right now (yeah, I've got backup plans and more food than the brisket). So tonight I jump in with both feet and some pressure to deliver on the other end. BUT, I'm much better prepared having read everything here, so thanks in advance. Oh and the Maverik 733 should be delivered from Amazon today, so at least I have that.
Plan is to keep it basic, SPOG rub, 225 cooking temp, minimal trim and fat side up. I'll decide on wrapping vs no and foil or paper depending on how it is going in the morning.
Wish me luck!