Not quite sure what I did wrong with the brisket. It was still pretty tough (definitely not tender) when I pulled it at 196-197.
Here it is before rest. Not too appetizing.
Foiled, let rest 4 hours in some beef broth. Was a little dry, but the kids all raved about it. They really liked it. I was disappointed.
For the highlight of the meal. Crash hot potatoes. Best potatoes ever. I could eat those every day. Two full cookie racks on the XL
And for desert
Did over 20 hours with a load of lump, and still plenty left over.