Hi all - I have been using this forum quite a bit in the last few months since I bought my first pit smoker. I am 2 1/2 hours into a brisket that I threw on around 3:30 this morning and my helper (Dad) has gone back to bed. I thought now would be a good time for a first post!
This is my second brisket, first time I cooked a 16lber without wrapping in about 10hrs. It turned out fairly well, I think mostly due to the fact that it was Prime grade. This time I am using Franklin's method - so 275F and leaving the firebox door open(ish). It's chilly today in Houston, but fortunately the wind is cooperating so far. This one is Prime also and 17lbs before trimming.
I've got a picture of my smoker and some sirloins I cooked a few months ago - if you look closely you'll see that I smoked one of the sirloins and grilled the other on the firebox. Different flavors but we thought they were equally good.
Well that's all I've got for now, I'll try and post some pictures of the brisket when it's finished. Hopefully my helper will wake up in the next 1/2 hour or so and make a breakfast taco run...