the packer was frozen. My neighbor got the bright idea he could take a frozen brisket, wet it, then the rub would stick, then freeze. I told him once it went into the pit and the glossy rub imprgnated ice melted, all the flavor would go away. It was an okay brisket as once we tasted a chunk at about 4 hours and noticed indeed all the rub was gone, we reapplied rub and it was fine.
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