Congrats on the breakthrough!
I've only done 1 brisket, and I'm where you were... I haven't tasted what all the fuss is about yet. Thanks for sharing this! Hopefully it'll get me interested in trying again.
I'd love to hear more about what you injected into the brisket, and any other details you think helped your cook.
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