Brian Gilham

Engineering leader, husband, and father


Time for bed. 😴😴😴

Positive reviews all ‘round!

Great success.

Great success.

Brisket time approaches.

Burnt ends may not happen after all. But damn I’m happy with this result.

(After a bit of rest) This end gets sliced ↗️ This end is cubed and sauced ↙️

Another hour or so uncovered, then I’m making burnt ends!

Hello beautiful. 8.5 hours in 😋 (Switched to foil, paper wasn’t getting it done this time)

But if you’re lookin’, you ain’t cookin’ (Also, if this cold wind could calm down that would be just super)

Really hoping I didn’t wait too long before wrapping it.


Let it darken up a bit past this and then…

Approximately 3 hours in. About 4-5 hours to go. 😴

Remote temperature probes are my friend today.


There a many hours to go, watching meat & temperature.

About an hour into smoking.

Up since 5:30am. Friends are getting brisket tonight.