Originally Posted by OC PIG ASSASSINS
I never use the brisket drippings, possibly great flavors yes, but also potentially burnt bitter flavors. There are many other ways to get a great sauce for brisket.
correct, the drippings can get all funky. I think the drippings help keep the end product moist.
as far as a cooking style figure out what works best for your type of pit. not everything J.O.S. does works for everyone else.