But it's ok, really.
The weather is pushing 60 degrees, clear skies, the birds are singing, and I had this nice beef brisket getting all lonely and stuff in the freezer.
So it got soaked in apple cider for 6 hours yesterday, then patted down and given a spice rub coat to wear overnight. Now it's being accompanied by apple wood chips, and a firebox full of lump hardwood charcoal at around 225 degrees for 8 hours. As a matter of fact, I've got to get back to stoking that fire, so I'll leave y'all with a "before" picture.