Originally Posted by BigCountry17
What LBS is good to look for if 8.5 is small...maybe 12-15lbs?
You had a good size if that was for you and your wife. That is huge, if you are doing a cook for 10 or 15 people you would want to go bigger like 10 or 15lbs.
I think time was your biggest enemy on this cook. If you are in a hurry, brisket or butt is not a good choice. Stick to chicken for the speedy cooks. (Just my opinion)