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Another vote for you should practice first. Just because you are brave doesn't mean your ready.shtgunal3 said:I got the go ahead to cook a brisket on Christmas Eve when the wife's family comes over for dinner. I've never done one before on any type of cooker. Needless to say, I'm gonna need some help from the resident brisket king. Starting with how to pick a good one all the way through the cook. Hell I may need to have you on speed dial. LOL
I have yet to do a thorough test of just how much metal stretches after time. Doubling up on the bolt/nuts will not help this problem, as the nut are not unscrewing.
My free advice is....instead of buying a Torque wrench, get yourself a nice Thermapen.