Too salty? Lol, you coated it with 3 rubs which all contain salt. I have tried the tri level dirt dalmatian also and thought it was too salt for My tastes and test rats i invited over. remember when donnie cooks his on his big pit, the briskets get flopped around, dripped on each other etc so alot of the seasoning comes off. On the UDS it just sits there and never looses seasoning so ya gotta go alot lighter. Next time try it just like this and I guarantee you will be happy. Less is more on brisket. Good lookin briskie!