(As promised, a more light-hearted blog)
It's been 9 months and I'm re-assimilating well into Texan culture.
I don't think it's allowable to be a Texan male and not know how to cook some good beef.
The good Lord blessed me with a smoker shortly after moving here, and I have been practicing my craft.
Eric Hoehn, one of HCBC's small groups pastors and the guy unfortunate enough to have to answer most of my questions at work, gave me a GREAT recipe for brisket that tastes just like...Rudy's! I kid you not. (If you don't know what Rudy's is, there's just another reason for you to visit!)
This is what the process looked like. It was yummier than the photographs suggest.
I'm willing to make it again for out-of-town guests (hint, hint):