Originally Posted by Sean "Puffy" Coals
Might just be a not so good rub recipe. Diff'rent strokes for diff'rent folks and what not. And, I thought "real" texas brisket used coriander, but I might be wrong.
Coriander = Cilantro seeds so it would make sense on Texas brisket.
I can see black pepper being over powering in a rub. Try cutting with Better Than Bouillon Beef paste. It makes a great crust on brisket.