Well I thought I would give a little more info on how everything went. The second batch a briskets took a little longer. So I fealt good with that. They came out amazing. In fact, my father-in-law, who has been smoking brisket for years, said, "you're now in charge of brisket for the family." So I have to give Smoky Okie a big thank you. I had many people say it was the brisket they have ever had (and a few grew up in Texas as certified brisket pros). The only thing that trumped the brisket in conversation was my wife's decorations and my home made BBQ sauce.
We ended up having only about 60 people show up, so we have a freezer full of chicken and brisket (more chicken than brisket
). Once again I have to say thanks to everyone that gave advice and helped out. You're really the heros of the party (and I told everyone at the party that too).
Here are some final pics from the party:http://gregqualls.com/news/pictures/...mission-3.html