i've spent a lot of time cooking and experimenting with poultry, pork, and fish. My go-to rub wouldnt pair with beef very well. It's got a sweetness to it and I personally dont think beef goes well with sweet. Any good brisket rub recipes? I've done 2 fresh briskets before but that was early in my "Q-Career". For my parties I usually do up the pre-corned beefs (soaked and smoked). Those are pretty much fail proof and everyone loves em. A friend of mine wants some briskets for her labor day party, i'm gonna do the pre-corned beef and a fresh brisket. I got an excellent cut and I really dont wanna screw it up. this is what im goin with: rub, smoke to 165, foil and cooler it for 2 hours. any other pointers? any trade secrets out there (i.e. AJ/Rum spray for pulled pork, brining for a turkey)?