Celebrating my daughters 13th bday with brisket and spareribs. Got the whole family coming by....only 10 of us...I hope a 15 lb brisket and one rack of ribs will suffice (ribs mainly for a sampler). Party at 2pm so I pulled an all nighter getting a few hours of sleep before 11pm and a few naps in between the spritzing. As I have a Vertical Brinkmann I had to separate the point and the flat. Almost 7 hours in the point was at 145F. Getting a little bark started. I planned on at least a 12 hour smoke but we'll see if it stalls or not. Back to my fire put to keep me warm. It's 36 degrees outside so I made a separate wood fire. Camping in the backyard in October---love it!!!