Yesterday's brisket was a disaster. Smoked it at 235-240. Plateaued around 160, so I patiently waited. It finally began rising again, and at 175 I foiled it with a little beef broth and some of the drippings. It looked a little tough, but I thought the juices would help. I pulled it, hoping for the best. I double foiled it with juices, wrapped it in towels, and put it in the cooler. I took it out two hours later. It looks inedible. I re-wrapped it in foil, put it in a plastic container, and stuck it in the refrigerator. It looks completely inedible. Burial will be tomorrow after the rain stops. This will not stop me from trying again. First, I think I trimmed off too much fat. Second, I will wrap in foil sooner. Third?????? Any suggestions.