Originally Posted by Moose
I've also done many hot and fast cooks, esp ribs and smaller briskets, and they turned out great. However, I suspect that for larger pieces of meats that low and slow may be better for fat rendering.
For ribs, you'll be just fine, just don't go over 325...just my $.01.
I have done briskets that are about 9-12 lb. on high heat and they came out fine with the rendering. Butts about 8 lb. worked well also.