Originally Posted by landarc
One thing I would note, the Night Train experiment is really about getting the texture right. While it can and usually does produce a tasty product, it is really about learning how a properly done brisket will feel.
Exactly. Most people seem to be missing that point. The longest learning curve in smoking a brisket is knowing when it is done. It's just a "feel" that you develop over time. Instead of spending 10-15 hours at a time learning this curve, the idea is to do a couple in the oven and learn it quickly.
Shelter me from the powder and the finger
Cover me with the thought that pulled the trigger
Think of me as one you'd never figured
Would fade away so young With so much left undone
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