Finally I was able to try the Tender Quick method this past weekend. I was quite impressed with the artificial smoke ring to say the least. I kept excellent notes from start to finish on this one. The only things I did different was I did smoke the fat side down, I used a different rub and I used Hickory Pellets. The rub was ok, but I like my other one much better. My TQ test was by using 2 tbs of the TQ with a little water to form the paste that I spread around all the brisket except for the fatty side and I let it stand for 30 minutes before washing it off completely.
So a huge cudos goes out to all you guys that contributed to the advice, suggestions & experiments...... Thanks again!!!!