I think I accidentally made the perfect brisket yesterday. It's been a few weeks since I smoked something, and I just had to get a brisket and butt going before I went insane. The butt was good, but not as good as some I've made. The brisket on the other hand, was so very fork-tender, and it didn't come apart when you picked it up. It cut like butter! After collecting and cooking the juices down, it had just the right flavor....could drink it straight up it was so good. The combination of the meat and juice was like Nirvana! I'm not sure if I could do it again....it was a fluke I'm sure....but I definitely need to experiment more!