Two 10 pound beef briskets, we smoked the whole briskets (flats with points attached) for 12 hrs, @ 225°, using a mixture of hickory and pecan wood chips. After 12 hrs we separated the points from the flats, and refrigerated the flats for slicing the next day, and returned the points to the smoker for another 6 hrs, turning the electric smoker up 260°... Then chopped the points into burnt ends←bottom pic, and and sliced the flats←top pic.
Grant Wood, 'Spring in the Country', (1941). Mr. Wood's style is so distinctive! His subjects have a solidness & substance to them. The composition is deceptive - it looks simplistic and somewhat sparse. Much more complex than it appears! I like it for it's uniqueness!
MAKE A JIG BOARD OF YOUR OWN ~ To make one, draw a 1⁄2-inch grid on the surface of a flat 6-by-12-inch piece of wood. Where lines intersect, drill 3⁄8-inch-deep holes with a 7⁄64-inch drill bit. To keep their depth uniform, mark the drill bit with a piece of tape. Make patterns by slipping 2-inch 6d finish nails into the holes. Wrap wire around the nails, then slip the pattern off the jig.