Ok here is the situation I have. I went out to buy a brisket and went to the only place in my town that had one. I really wanted 1/2 of a brisket because I don't have that many people to feed. The price per pound on the 1/2 was $6.59 per pound. The price on a packer was $3.40 per pound! Well as you guessed it, I came home with an entire brisket. Ok, here are all the questions. : ) Would cutting the brisket in half and cooking both half's at the same time hurt anything? How about wood? I'm hearing a lot about smoking brisket with Pecan. I happily bought Jeff's recipe for the rub and sauce. Is that rub the only one I should use? By the way, it's flipping snowing in Indiana right now! UGH Thank you!