These are a little late, but this past weekend brisket turned out awesome. I appreciate all the help you guys gave me and advice. I followed it to a tee and the brisket (8 pounder) was a hit. There was NONE left. I rubbed it with Stubb's Rub, smoked over hickory for 4 hrs, then finished in foil in the oven for 2 hours taking meat to around 200. Had a great smoke flavor, and was juicy and tender as heck. Thnks again for the help and advice.