Thanks, and remember... Its an edict in that its a great STARTING POINT. You can either continue to make it this way... or begin to tweak... when you cross the line and screw things up... its easy to dial back to this "refocus spot"
This sweet and easy spot for brisket and ribs is not a hard and fast rule... but its good to experiement from this point, where fewer things can go haywire, than too hot or too fast, or too low and too low.... areas where MANY things can go haywire.
I feel the same way about rubs too... and injections.... if you try ev erything at once and something goes wrong... even taste... then what the hell went wrong.
I personally also think if you can... smoke your first stuff with charcoal only... if you are not a stick burner. Then you are really baseline.