I'm smoking a brisket in my new MES 30 and I haven't tried one before with this setup and it's got me wondering something now. I'm going to have to cut the brisket prior to smoking to make it fit in the cooker (I know, I know, I'm starting out on the wrong foot, but I gotta do what I gotta do here). My problem now, is trying to gauge a cooking time. I will be cooking to IT doneness rather than a set time but I'm still trying to get myself a rough estimate of what I'm looking at. Now instead of having approx. a 13lb. brisket, I'm actually looking at two approx. 6.5lb. hunks of meat that will be going in. Am I still looking at about 1.5 hours per pound (rough estimate) for at 13lb. brisket, or am I looking at 1.5 hours per pound for a 6.5lb. brisket (x2)? I'm sure there is an obvious answer here, but my brain has shut down on me after too long of a work week. I've never had this problem before because I've never had to cut my brisket prior to smoking (yes, I am crying a little bit right now....can't help it). Any help would be greatly appreciated from "the masters" (yes, that's what I call ALL of you). I'll be sure to take lots of pics and post of my finished product. Oh, also, this is for a Father's day lunch on Sunday. Just doing some pre-planning while I have time.