...and my wife too. So far all of the briskets that I have cooked have been for some kind of party, get together or special occasion. The smallest brisket I usually can find at WalMart is around 12 lbs. Last week while checking out the briskets there I found a 7.5 lb brisket that was beautiful. Nice and limp with a good fat cap on it. At 7 lbs there will be plenty for supper and some left overs for sammies later in the week. So in the smoker it goes tomorrow morning. Here it is all trimmed and rubbed up with my special rub, and ready for a nice rest in the fridge overnight. More qview to follow tomorrow. On a side note; I was in Harris Teeter a while back thinking that I might get one of their briskets, when I passed by the aisle where they keep charcoal and other BBQ supplies. Much to my surprise I saw that they had bags of wood chips. Of course they had hickory and mesquite, but I was shocked to see that they also had cherry and apple wood chips. It was a real surprise to find apple and cherry wood in a grocery store. The price was not bad either. A two lb bag was around $5. I ended up not getting a brisket there mainly because Harris Teeter prices their flats only at $4.99/lb. If I am going to pay $20+ for brisket, it better have the point still attached.