After watching everyone else make it for the past couple months, I decided to give it a go. I bought a 4# Grobbel corned beef brisket and set it in some ice water overnight, changing the water every 2-3 hours. After a nice 14 hour soak, I took a few ideas from the many rubs I saw in other threads and used the following: Rubbed and ready to go, I actually wrapped them in plastic wrap for a few hours while I ran some errands. In to the MES they go at 225, along with tonight's dinner of spare ribs. I'll post more when they get done later tonight.