There are some who swear by doing briskets hot and fast at around 350 to 400 degrees for about 4 to 5hrs but the margin of error is very small between being done or burnt. I dont know how one taste from the other but I know there are some hot and fast cookers out there.
Also I know when I cook at a competition and its quiet time around 11pm or 12a everyone kinda gets their game face on and get settled in. Havent really seen anyone wondering around and snooping. I thought it was kind of an unwritten rule not to bother other teams while they are prepping/cooking.
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