Wow, what a difference in two weeks. I got my new, used, 008 a few weeks ago (finally found one on Craigslist), and did a brisket right out of the shoot.
Well, like almost every new person on here (like an idiot) we invited family over for the first smoking dinner. The 1 1/4 to 1/2 hour cook time did not turn out so well. When everyone was here the temp was only to 165 degrees.
I did not abide by the "it is done, when it is done" motto. I went ahead and pulled it and wrapped it for a very short time, then served it. Pretty tough stuff.
Then more research and better timing....last one I did this weekend I cooked to 188 , a little high but my thermo has been kinda weird. WOW, what a difference. I then double wrapped and put in a cooler, like everyone suggests. It was excellent !!!
LOVE the CS !!
Can't wait for my next one !