AAAAHHH The brisket, like the final test to the right of passage to manhood, and not just here but on all smoked meats forums its a big accomplishment.
Unlike the stone age days, Grog Sr told Grog JR for his right to manhood in the clan he had to slay a T-REX and cook it for the clan to become a man to breed in the clan, Well Grog SR has a very basic mind, Day/night Hot/cold Wet/dry But he was still smart old coot, he knew how to deal with the teenager aggression and any passable competition in the clan, so he never seen Grog JR again, the outcome would be different if JR came back with T-REX as a pet but stay tuned to the next season of the show, ( you might even find out "WHO SHOT JR"
(blast from the past, see if anyone remembers that little tidbit there :-)
anyway the brisket is like the T-Rex, you conqure it or it eats you alive.
I took my T-Rex down around 1998-2000 on a smoker my dad made.
ive been wanting to make another one like it, take a side box style but the fire box is in the middle on the backside of the smoking chamber and lower so the heat/smoke enters at the middle bottem, a sheet of metal 4 to 5 inch off the bottem to defuse the smoke and heat evenly under and across the intire cooking grate and it had a vent stack on each end. and way more affechient then a side box, the heat and smoke is more even in the cooking chamber. it makes more sence to me then a offset where you ave to put all the meat to the end where the heat is,
oops sorry, that probly needs to be in its own post elsewere, my bad i do tend to ramble on