Looks great BGC! Im thawin a small one as we speak. Im torn btween trying to duplicate (or immitate) rons pastrami, or just rubbing the daylights out of it and smoking plain. Im assuming that you didnt float away in all of the rain?
ya ike made my smoke a disaster outside. thats why i was forced to finish in oven. hell though after foil whats the difference in that than an elect smoker? the first 12 hrs in the coals searing and apple wood the brinkman did its job. after i foiled the elect oven and timer seat at 235 for 5 hrs. wasnt any different than a elect smoker. turned out so good i wouldnt hesitate to finish like that again.