A 2 lb chunk of flat that has been trimmed to hell & back anit a Brisket and you cant cook it like one!!! A Brisket is a full packer! I cook for ME and I wont bother with anything under 12 lb before trimming, so it hits the pit at about 10 lb and I end up with 6 lb when finished. There are many good methods in a mess of threads that will guaranty success on the forum. Better luck next time.