After eating dinner I have concluded this was a real good brisket. Not alot of bark but I think that could be worked out. I have not given up on low and slow I just think this is another way to cook a brisket when needed. a 14 pound in 5 hours tender and juicy you won't find me complaining.
Nice job Ecto, I'm glad to learn there are other alternatives to low & slow that work. That brisket looked fantastic. I guess I'm kinda old school though. I love the smell of that smoke, so the longer the better, and a few beers to go with the smoke & a couple of buddies to hang with. It doesn't get any better than that.