Well decided to try my first brisket for my first Father's Day of my own! And also my dad and rest of family coming over this evening. It is Sunday now, late Friday evening I got the 12.5 pounder trimmed and rubbed.. I separated the point from the flat in the trimming process,,,can someone tell me if that was a mistake? I'm gonna make burnt ends, should I have left it connected to the flat for smoking till its done? Anyway, planned on getting up at 4 to get the fire going but that didn't happen, got the hunk of meat on at about 5:45. Here's some pics of it before trimmed and than this morning before going on the smoker all trimmed and rubbed! Keep an eye on this one guys!