I'm cooking a brisket for the wedding rehearsal tonight. I was looking back over some of my brisket posts and I can see that I've changed my recipe since the last time I blogged about brisket.
I still use the big aluminum pan and the 225 degree oven. What's changed is the marinade. Nowadays I use a good rub, Tony's works fine, and 6 ounces of light beer.
Put the brisket in the aluminum roasting pan (fat cap up), give it a good rub and pour the beer over it. Put it in a 225 degree oven for 8 hours.
Slice, serve. That's about all there is to it. If you want to cheat, after you've sliced it and about an hour before the guests are due to arrive, fire up the charcoal pit and put the sliced brisket, in the aluminum serving pan, on the cool end of the pit. Let the smoke interact with the meat. When the guests arrive you can take the brisket off with a flourish and they'll think that you cooked it on the barbeque.