Hi, been a while since I posted here (before this forum was installed, anyway). I have been *ahem* "volunteered" to do a couple of briskets for a Saturday party. The problem is, when I did them last, I was living in a house with a fenced yard, allowing me to do the rub, marinate, and then smoke them for abou 10-14 hours very slowly, which I've found gives methe best results. I'm now in an apartment, and don't have this luxury.
Does anyone have any suggestions for how to tackle this? I think the party is happening in the afternoon. The possible solutions I thought of are:
1) Move a gas grill into my apartment next to a window and smoke overnight (potentially dangerous, and smoky)
2) Start cooking at about 2AM on Saturday and stay next to the grill all day (no thanks)
3) Start the cooking process on Friday, smoke heaily for a number of hours, remove, wrap, refrigerate, and finish the process on Saturday.
Option 3 seems like the most convenient for me, but don't know if it's possible. Anyone have any experience with this start-stop-start method of barbecuing, or have any suggestions for apartment barbecue?