I have a family reunion here later this month and I had hoped to use the smoker. I have done brisket my last three smokes and each one has been better than the last and even the first was great. We have a group of about 80, about 60% being kids who can just have hot dogs. All I have is a UDS and I dont think I can cook enough for that many in one day. I have read that the smoke essence is done in about 2-3 hour usually to where it has sealed in and any wood after that point does not do any good; not sure if this is accurate, but it got me thinking. Could I presmoke these the day before we go up the mountain to elevation of about 9,500' where a UDS can struggle it seems? Cool it back down put it in the coolers and finish it off in an oven onsite until appropriate temp is achieved? Just a thought, if this is no good are there are any other ways of accomplishing this or do I just need another smoker? Thanks for any input guys!