When cooking your main course ahead of time, be sure you cook your Holiday Smoked Brisket all the way through to ensure tenderness.
Prepare your smoker with cherry and hickory wood.
Season the brisket liberally with the spices.
Cook the brisket for 6 hours on the smoker. Move inside and cook for at least another 6 hours in a 225 - 250 degree oven.
If serving a couple of days later as I was, put in a 225 degree oven for 60 - 90 minutes prior to serving. I put the brisket in a big foil tray with carrots and onions and 4 - 6 cups of chicken stock.
Let rest for at least 15 minutes before serving.
Serve and enjoy!