I started with 3 store bought corned beef briskets weighing about 3 1/2 lbs each. I soaked them in ice water for 3 hrs with one water change. I then coated with a little yellow mustard and rubbed with Black Pepper, Cracked Corriander, Onion Powder, & Garlic Powder. Into the smoker with hickory & cherry and the temp set @ 200. Cooked for 10 hrs when the IT hit 185. Came out tender and very tasty. This will be a repeat for sure.