First off, I have only made one brisket before, it was so-so, this is one confusion hunk of meat for me anyways, I am a relative newb when it comes to smoking (beef especially) so I get nervous about spending 12 hours with a piece of meat that is notorious for drying out. I rubbed it down with a blend of seasonings, and threw it in the smoker, and hoped for the best, it wasn't horrible, but it wasn't great either, I have a feeling it's gonna take a lot more gos at this before I get er down pat. anyways, on to the qview! crappy cell phone picture (was at a friend's) rubbed down and ready to go in the fridge for the night. pulled at 185 and let rest for about 3 hours in the cooler with towels. all ready to go, my friend and I are trying to get a bid for a catering job here in town for a golf tournament, the guy who is in charge of it usually goes with a commercial outfit from Kearney (skeeter barne's bbq restaraunt if ya know it), so we thought we'd make a little sampler platter for him at his superbowl party, everyone was pretty impressed, but like I said, I wasn't too thrilled, hopefully we get the bid, even with sub par brisket (it's still better than skeeter barne's brisket though) thanks for looking!