A few weeks ago I posted a brisket post, and I was feeling right good about myself at the time, it was the best to date and I wanted to show it off. Little did I know I didnt know poop about poop Through some constructive comments I learned brisket needs to be finger pulling falling apart (who knew?) So being the OCD type personality that I am, I endeavored to improve yet again. Tomorrow is my family reunion and I decided it's time to get this right. I started out like I always do, with a buttermilk soak, only this time I bought one of them little metal pokie prong things to jab holes in the briskets to allow the buttermilk in to help break down the meat. After a 10 day soak in the beer fridge, I washed them off and gave them a good dusting of dry rub stuff, bagged them and gave them one more day in the fridge. Saturday morning, I got Oklahoma Joe fired up at the break of dawn and got the meat on Five hours into the smoke I had to add some water to the water tray, internal temp was around 140ish Ten hours later internal temp reached 210, I foiled them and let them rest a couple hours. Temptation was too great to allow any more rest, I had to cut into it. This time, the brisket fell apart under the knife. I could so pull this and make a BBQ, but the reunion crowd is more beef and potato types, so sliced will have to do this time. But I wont make any predictions about next time, and next time is coming soon. Many thanks to all who helped guide me through this one, I get it now!!