Been a couple of hard weeks. Tomorrow will mark 16 straight days of long hard days with no days off. Then I'm off from Wednesday through next Monday. Smoking one brisket for a potluck with some friends Wednesday evening, then the other for Thanksgiving with the family on Thursday. Plus some ABTs for pre-dinner snacks on Thursday. Also making an apple crisp for Thursday. And I think there is a turkey around here somewhere also. But my wife won't let me smoke the turkey. She said, "it might taste weird". Now for the bad news. It's supposed to rain most of the day on Wednesday and Thursday. And I don't really have any type of cover for my smoker. Maybe I will try putting up my 12x12 canopy tent. But I don't think it's rain proof. The last two packers my local WM had, UDSA Choice, 12.47 and 12.82 pounds. I usually like to smoke in the 14-15lbs range, but didn't want to spend tomorrow running all over town looking for brisket just because I'm picky about the size. Salt, pepper, hickory smoke and spray it with apple juice. I'm thinking I may be able to get them done in about 10 hours (if the rain doesn't kill me), planning for 12 though.