That's the key...Always finding that whole brisket with the nose on or deckle to start with. Again prime would come out great.Maybe a little rich both $$ and on the belly. So for smoking, as for this recipe. Choice grade would be perfect. Like the one in the video. 10 - 16 hours smoking time. I bet you didn't do that little flat cut brisket you got there for that long? Just saying.