If you don't want to smoke the brisket, omit hickory wood smoking chips. Grill as directed over indirect heat on charcoal or gas grill.
Use Your Oven
Rub seasoning mixture onto meat; place in shallow pan. Cover with foil. Refrigerate as directed. Bake, covered, at 350ºF for 1 hour. Reduce oven temperature to 300ºF; bake, uncovered, 2 hours or until meat is done. Continue as directed.
Substitute apple juice for the apple cider.