Lesson learned for next time.......dont start at noon.....and factor a few more hours into the mix.
Lol, been there ....... most smokes i do i plan to start 6am ish. Was interested in this post as I'm thinking i need to do a brisket again soon. My last attempts were before i found this place. Have found a recipe for a Guiness marinade that i just have to try.
Good job at seeing it through.