Attempted my first brisket cooked entirely on the BGE this weekend. It was a 14.5 lb. choice full brisket. I cut off a good amount of fat, but left 1/4" all around. Cooked between 350-400 for about an hour and a half, then dropped the temp down to around 215-225. I monitored it and found it stabilized for about an hour and a half and I went to bed at 3am. I woke up at 8:30 to find the fire had gone out. It looks like most of the lump burnt out (I used BGE brand lump and filled up the fire box and about midway up the fire ring). I cooked indirect using the plate setter and had the brisket resting in the inverted rib rack with a drip pan of water underneath. The only thing I can think of is that I burnt up too much of the lump on the front end trying to get it at 400 for that initial one hour burn. Any suggestions/ ideas?
P.S. - I was able to salvage it by sticking it in the oven at 200 for another 7 hours.