Long story short, friends send me a Franklin BBQ Beef Brisket through Gold Belly. I want to use it as my contribution for Thanksgiving dinner. Problem is that I don't have a smoker but rather an really old oven. In fact, my oven is so old that the temperatures settings which were on the front panel instead of the knob, rubbed off years ago. So my options to ensure that it's cooked probably are getting a meat thermometer or giving it to my foodie brother who has a slow cooker. But letting a f cook it will come with a price of having to listen to him endlessly talk about how he prepare it and what settings he used etc.
So I ask you fellow cooks, risk ruining a expensive brisket or put up with an annoying talkative foodie?