So I am somewhat a newbie to smoking but have been playing around a bit. I am planning on doing a 8 lb boston pork butt and a 7+ pound brisket. My questions are to brine the but or no?? hoping some one has tried it both ways and would give input. On the brisket a marinade or no just a rub?? Also any recipes to the answers would be appreciated. I want to do them the best I can and just doing general searches online is giving me a headache. I will be using masterbuilt ( window 2nd gen ) smoker. Thanks so much in advance. I would love to do just hours and hours of researching but my job doesn't allow it.