I have had similar hard spots on full packer briskets done on my Kettle due to proximity to the coals. It is part of what prompted me to getting a dedicated smoker sooner rather than later.
I hated that I did that to a <$30 12 lb brisky....
I think I have plenty more el cheapo brisky cooks to get under my belt before moving on to Prime...
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