Here is a brisket from today. Started out 19lbs, after trimming 15lbs. I probably trimmed too much fat. Started it on the POS Traeger cause I was feeling lazy, Got up at 3 to take it out of the fridge. Then up at 4:30 to start the Traeger, already seasoned, waited for the grill to get stable and put the meat on. Went back to bed, woke up thinking all is fine only to see the temp gauge reading 477*!!!!! WTF, set for 250! Open it up and 10-12'' flames all around, drip pan has warped again (2nd one) and grease is getting in the bottom instead of going in the drip can.
I shut the Traeger down and start up the egg. Get it going and put the brisket in there and have to play with vents until the temp stabilizes. after that all was good for the remainder of the cook.
Came out pretty good considering the start.
Blasted Traeger on ig so I probably won't be customer of the month! Won't do anything but it made me feel better!
Got some cubes for burnt ends too!!