I did try cooking another version of brisket for my DD birthday a few weeks back. Sure enough the local market was having a sale on brisket. I picked one up and didn't even bother looking at the ingredients.
It turned out it was pre-season and I was supposed to add a lot of water to it when I cook it. Yes, I got a very salty brisket. Geez! I should have stick and followed my own tips. Yes, no one touch it after tasting it on Easter dinner.
I was so disappointed, because my FIL offered to buy some hoagies for our dinner and I insisted to cook something. Yup, lesson learn.