Hello all. After reading a lot of blogs I have started preparing my first brisket tonight. I purchased a 6lb brisket and have rubbed it down with a spice rub of brown sugar, grill mates applewood rub, grill mates smokehouse maple, and some bad Byron's butt rub. I added the sugar due to a spice that appeared after the butt rub was added and spectators said it would be a little too much for the crowd I have coming over when I smoke it. As I said it has been rubbed down for the evening and I will post more as I continue on my quest tomorrow evening around midnight.