You can get wifi temp monitors, too. I bought my Dad one for Father's day and it's amazing. Basically, you're connecting your phone or tablet to it, telling the app what you're cookin' and it monitors the meat with a probe and let's you know when it's done. Works perfectly every time. Additionally, Dad has one of the egg grills. Talk about a world of difference! The grill gets hotter faster and cooks the meat faster. Dad has even cooked whole chickens and turkey's and pizza on his egg grill. Everything he cooks is perfect.WIFI temp controller???????
I have a friend who thinks he makes the best briskets.... He has an OVEN!
Your dad is a wise man.
It is almost foolproof for me now. Along with the Big Green Egg I have a temp controller. This unit has two probes, one that registers the pit temp and another to monitor your meat (if needed, don't use for ribs). It has a fan that goes in the bottom vent and the top vent is only open the size of a dime. You tell the controller what temp you want and it will hold it there perfectly. It is a WIFI unit so I can monitor it from anywhere you can get internet service and use a browser. You can also change the temp while in the web browser, set alarms etc. I use the 3-2-1 method on ribs and it works for me. Room temp, rubbed ribs go on for three hours at 230-250°. If they look good and the meat has contracted some from the bones, they get put in foil with a little apple juice and light coat of BBQ sauce then back on the egg for two more hours. Last hour is rest under towels.Those ribs look awesome. I can't cook ribs, I always screw it up
But I can grill a mighty fine steak
I want to do a full packer brisket too. They can be real finicky and have read about so many failures I just have put it off but soon I am gonna do one. My son just did another one on his gas smoker and used the flat to make burnt ends. Just looked amazing.Got a Bradley - smoked two roasts last night - came out scrumptious.
10lb Brisket is next...