My sister-in-law and her family are coming over tonight for a visit and I've been volunteered to "smoke something". In spite of it being the first perfect weather weekend to hunt, I'm a little excited about cooking my first brisket. I found a 9 pounder at Sam's. After I trimmed it, it was about 8 pounds. Just put it on at 4:30 am. Injected with mesquite BBQ cajun injector marinade and slathered with a combination of mustard, lea and perrins, and tobasco chipoltle pepper sauce, then rubbed with a homemade chipoltle rub. I even found some dried chipoltle peppers and ground them fresh. Smoking over a combination of pecan and cherry. I'm a little nervous about my first brisket, but I won't know until I try. Hopefully I won't have to go to my "Pizza Hut" plan B. Didn't have time to take any photos of the preparation, but future Q/view is imminent.