Hello fellow smokers LOL. The last 2 times i bought and prepped a brisket my husband Brent B has micro managed the whole process. So i had the nephews coming over this past Friday 9/8/17 and i decided at there request to do a brisket. so i went to Restraint Depot and got a 17 lb Black Angus Brisket,$ 2.27 a lb keeping in min it was for 10 people, 2 of which are kid's. I started by trimming the only leave about 1/8 fat on it. Seasoned with a dry rub the day before with Black Pepper, Cayenne Pepper, Granulated onion Granulated Garlic, and set in fridge. day of smoke i salted.