Picked up a little over 2 lb brisket @ the store today was actually happy how it looked once it was unwrapped. Stopped by to see if I could get some Wicked Good charcoal but dealer said he was out and will be for weeks... rumors of some back up with the wood supplies to wicked. Settled for Kroeger and the charcoal looks great, nice chunks my only comparison is BGE but this looks the exact same which others have said it is.
Set up for indirect, used a sample rub the dealer gave me for stopping by and started up the fire. Let it run for an hour and put on the meat. It has been a challenge to keep the dome just a hair under 300 degrees. I have everything opened @ the bare minimum. We will see how it turns out. Using the high que where as last cook of the butt I used the drain cover.
Apple Wood pellets in a foil puch for smoke, worked just fine last time. I am 1.5 hrs in and will let it go close to 3 before i pop in a thermometer.
Bare minimum openeing draft door.