I'm figuring around 5 hrs for this one, it's a little over 5 1/2 pounds, so we'll see..On to the pictures..
Got the fire going, getting rid of that tiny fire pan and doing this grate mod made all the difference in the world..I was able to get it easily up to 250 and hold it there in fact I had to shut off the bottom vents almost entirely to keep it from getting to hot.
Getting everyting ready, I used the Cowboy lump charcoal I had and a couple of pieces of well seasoned oak that I split up to get things going.
Got some hickory chunks for the smoke
Here is is burning down getting ready to put the meat on..
Got it steady at about 250
Here is the meat, it had a nice layer of fat on top.
Decided to give the braising a try, put it in a pan with some olive oil and hit each side until it was lightly brown.
I'll skip ahead here, I put some slits in the meat and stuffed 5 cloves of garlic in there, injected with a mixture of coca cola, apple juice, garlic and onion powder, then slathered with mustard and put my regular brisket rub on the outside.
Into the smoker, looking forward to seeing how it turns out.