Had wanted to do a brisket today, but man was it expensive this week. That and the store only had one that didn't look to good. So I thought what can I do. Chuck roast was on sale so I decided to get two nice size roasts. I used a simple rub and a brisket marinade/mop. The mop is beef broth based with ketchup, lemon juice, worcestershire sauce, liquid smoke, chili powder and a few other seasonings in it. I rubbed down the chucks and put them in the smoker at 9 this morning. Took them off at 5:30 with an internal temp of 173. Killer taste and so tender it melted in your mouth.
So if you want that brisket taste, but are a little short in the wallet at the time give a chuck roast a try. Treat it like a brisket and you won't be disapointed.
Oh, I forgot to mention that I had relatives in from Arizona and they loved it.