I am in the fat cap toward the heat camp. As mentioned, whether that is up or down depends on the cooker. In the Akorn I would have the fat cap down.
Big Mista did some comparative cooks in his Spicewine a while back with briskets and butts. He cooked one of each fat cap up and one of each fat cap down. He couldn't detect a difference in the end product
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