I'm doing my first brisket tonight. We want this to be done for lunch tomorrow, so I'm starting it about midnight. Bought a 6lb brisket flat at Costco. Going to rub it with salt and pepper, and put it in a MES 30". Planning on a smoke for 1 1/2 hours per pound, and then some rest time after that, should be ready in time for lunch tomorrow. Will be using the Amazen Pittmaster pellets. I do not plan on wrapping it in foil, unless it's just not progressing. Ideally, I'm going to set this up and then go to sleep for a few hours. Will get up and check it when my wife goes to the gym at 5 am. Excited, nervous, all at the same time.