Smoking my first brisket this weekend and after reading many methods and opinions, I wanted to poll some HBT members on their ideas.
Is it preferred to marinade or brine the brisket? If so, what have you found to be a proven winner?
The same for dry rub. I'll surely be using a dry rub, but wasn't sure if i should also marinade/brine, beforehand. I typically use the same dry rub for most of my meats, but I'm open to some new ideas in that area, as well.