I am new to smoking and I am wanting to do a brisket for the first time. I have seen on here that searing is a new wave of doing it. What recommendations does anyone have for me? Do you rub before or after searing? I was also thinking about doing it all night. I have a programmable MES smoker with a amazen smoke tube. I have pure hickory pellets for the tube. What is protocol for a night smoke with the supplies that i will have on hand?