Hey everyone! So, I've now had 3 successful chicken smokes (2 sort of unsuccessful, though 1 was pretty good, the other were breasts that I forgot to flip) and 1 really successful pork shoulder smoke... so the next logical step was brisket. Well, maybe not, but I have tomorrow off in preparation for 2 parties and wanted something to do with what is supposed to be a nice day. The problem... I don't really know what I'm doing. I had very detailed instructions on the pork, and the chicken was pretty intuitive once I got the fire going. But, uh, the Brisket looks more difficult, from what I've read. So, I figured I'd run everything by you all before I screwed up a cut of meat. And I'll post Qview if I can get ahold of a camera other than my iPhone's rather crappy one. What I have: 5lb brisket Salt/Black Pepper/Hungarian Paprika/White Pepper/Cayenne Pepper rub... I wish I had more stuff, but it'll be a pretty light rub... so this Brisket better be good enough I won't miss the rub! Hickory and Cherry Wood (I'm thinking Hickory) Lump Charcoal Big Green Egg I also have a roasting pan with a V-shaped rack, but I'm not sure if I should use it? Does it still get smoke flavor? The BGE doesn't have a water-pan and I haven't had time to buy a plate-setter, so everything I've done has just been on the grate. It DOES retain moisture pretty well, though. Plan right now is to put it on, maybe with pan maybe without pan, fat side up to start, at 4:00am PST. Cook at roughly 220ish degrees with plenty of hickory, flip it after about 4 hours, spray with (I think Cranberry) juice every once in a while until foiling time at 170 degrees with more liquid (any recommendations for this liquid?) til it reaches 195-200. Does foiling kill the bark, though? I love myself a good bark. Anything there sound astronomically dumb? I wouldn't put it past myself to commit a huge blunder or forget something important (I was dumb enough to forget to flip chicken breasts, after all) along the way. Thanks everyone! I love this site as a resource, hope to eventually start answering questions instead of asking them though!