I have a 6+lb brisket I need to make for dinner tomorrow night 6pm, problem is we have to leave for the party 2:30pm
It'll need 8-10 hrs cooking time I guess, so I see three options:
#1 Put it in around midnight when I go to bed, take it out in the morning when done, wrap in foil and towels, put in cooler
#2 Put it in 4am, take out before we leave, wrap etc
#3 Put in 7am or so when I get up, if not done (likely) wrap, take with, finish in oven
I like #1 best, but is it safe/possible to keep it wrapped for what might be 10 hours?
#2 is brutal, I doubt I'd be able to go back to sleep after making a fire at 3:30 am
#3, is that even possible? We'll get there by 3:30 or 4pm, stick it in the oven for an other hour or two?
Ideas? Suggestions? Experiences?