I went out at lunch today to a "serious BBQ and Steak" house today. I ordered a two meat plate with brisket and pulled pork with a couple of sides. I believe if I served a brisket the way this one was, I'd be ashamed to call my business a BBQ. This thing was tough, dry, and way overdone. Very little taste. The pulled pork was only fair, but better than the brisket. When I smoke meats I have a couple of places that I "compare" my outcome to, since really no one else close smokes meat anymore. When I smoke a brisket... I compare it to a local place that puts out some awesome, as TulsaJeff puts it, "cuts like budda" brisket. When I leave there... my taste buds need a cigarette. So I compare my outcome to that place. I was just wondering if anyone else makes a habit of this or if you just compare to your best so far. Thought it might be interesting to see the results.