Picnic shoulder is about the most convenient cut for the slow cooker, you don't have to brown the thing first.
exciting food poll inside:
"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger
That being said, spending the day tending a fire for food is pretty awesome.
But I don't admit that to anybody, you understand.
Cook's Illustrated has a BBQ book that defines the proper time for smoke, per pound. I stuck to that, and nailed it...really amazing brisket.
That being said, I do still like a challenge. My biggest yet was a 22 pound brisket that I cooked for 15 hours. It wasn't perfect....but it was fucking awesome.
Must get a new slow cooker, I broke the lid of mine.
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