Decided to order the UFC fight tonight and have some friends over. I've been mentioning to them that it's been awhile since I smoked a brisket, so I decided to go for it for fight night. Here's a 12.8 lb packer all rubbed up and put into the fridge for about 10 hrs. It's a simple rub of kosher salt, black pepper, onion and garlic powder, paprika and chile powder. Smells and tastes absolutely amazing though. Just getting ready to head into the pit with some oak And my "apprentice" who wanted to learn how to smoke a brisket. Guess going to bed at midnight and getting back up at 2 a.m. was too much for him, haha!