In my BGE world, SWMBO is time, distance and shielding from the action (and that's okay with me). She very much enjoys the outcomes but has no desire to participate in anything related. FWIW-YMMV- :)>-
Disclaimer-not from Texas and have had more singles and doubles with brisket (flats for the 90%+ majority) than triples and home-runs. My only thought is I would not go down the burnt ends route with the point-that is some sweet eats-the fat content makes it bonus meat for me. Everyone has a different opinion but I would slice that bad boy and enjoy. FWIW-and you paid the big bucks and were kind enough to share with us pedestrians on this journey-so have at it and enjoy...You lucky SOB! (no jealousy here :)>- )
@4Runner-thanks for the comments-I am of two minds with injection and at the end of the day I believe the quality of the meat is the major factor. Regarding the tenting, I would orient the point to the back of the BGE (takes the heat better due to the fat content) and foil protect the thin parts. Anxiously awaiting the end results. Again-thanks for letting us ride along!
Something to consider about the spring clip-I always dial my dome thermo so that roughly vertical is my temperature goal (either hot&fast or low&slow). I find the clip keeps the thermo aligned. Sometimes you do have to lose the clip due to high capacity (LBGE) cooks but that's the eggception for me. FWIW-