The flavors in the rub are oil soluble and the oil helps penetrate the meat. So does the salt, so don't leave it out. Soaked mesquite, pecan or oak: (Using you favorite remember mesquite is strong) This recipe make a lot of BBQ sauce! Recipe #368461 The leftover brisket can be shredded placed in a crock pot over sliced onions and top with sauce to coat. Slow cook on low for a couple hours. Yummo!