Another thing, how many briskets have you done? I have done 2 and I figure I am doing good if it is edible, even tasty. It took me a while to get to where I could do ribs and butts with a high level of comfort, and even at that, I get off cooks at times. I figure a dry brisket here or there is a part of the learning process.
me: I don't drink anymore
Yelonutz: me either, but, then again, I don't drink any less