Has anyone tried separating the point and flat sections of a brisket before smoking, and then smoking both pieces in the same smoker. Would that cut down the time of the smoke, since each piece will only weigh about 5-6 lbs as opposed to 10-12 lbs for a whole brisket. This may cut down the smoking time to 6-8 hrs vs 12-14 hrs. What about burnt ends? What do most of you guys do for burnt ends?