Ok I just rubbed down two medium briskets both about 9 pounds that I am going to start smoking late Saturday afternoon for a get together early Sunday afternoon. Going to pull an all-niter figuring from 6pm to about 8 am for both of them. Have about 20 people coming over will be my first briskets in my new MES 40 but not my first brisket by any means. Going to use hickory and pull it out about 185 for slicing. I mop because I grew up learning how to cook brisket watching old cowboys cook over coals. Will post some pics when I get everything started. This is the first time I rubbed a brisket and wrapped it in suran wrap and let sit for about 30 hours learning new techniques on this site and can't wait to taste the results. Brisket is all my brother and I have been able to talk about all week long.