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Recipe Discussions => Meat => Topic started by: classicrockgriller on September 06, 2010, 12:55:08 pm

Title: Labor Day Brisket and Other Goodies.
Post by: classicrockgriller on September 06, 2010, 12:55:08 pm
After this smoked finished:

http://forum.bradleysmoker.com/index.php?topic=17777.0

I gave the Bradley a short rest and a cleaning to get ready for this:

(http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af165/classicrockgriller/Brisket/Labor%20Day%20Brisket/SDC10761.jpg)

Seasoning of choice was this:

(http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af165/classicrockgriller/Brisket/Labor%20Day%20Brisket/SDC10770.jpg)

Seasoning/mustard slather/seasoning

(http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af165/classicrockgriller/Brisket/Labor%20Day%20Brisket/SDC10762.jpg)

6 hours of Hickory. Cabinet set at 225* Got everthing in about 1 in morning.

This is a noon shot, Meat IT 148*

(http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af165/classicrockgriller/Brisket/Labor%20Day%20Brisket/SDC10768.jpg)

At 2 I added:

Eddy sausage 2 racks

(http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af165/classicrockgriller/Brisket/Labor%20Day%20Brisket/SDC10773.jpg)

Veron's Pork and Crayfish Sausage

(http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af165/classicrockgriller/Brisket/Labor%20Day%20Brisket/SDC10771.jpg)

And Veron's Boudain

(http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af165/classicrockgriller/Brisket/Labor%20Day%20Brisket/SDC10774.jpg)

4 more hours of Hickory and Apple and bumped the Cabinet up to 240*
Title: Re: Labor Day Brisket and Other Goodies.
Post by: SouthernSmoked on September 06, 2010, 02:12:04 pm
You the man!! Dang Sonny, what army are you feeding?  :) ;) :D ;D
Title: Re: Labor Day Brisket and Other Goodies.
Post by: GusRobin on September 06, 2010, 02:18:10 pm
looks great -I guess I have to move to Texas, the Kroger near us never has full briskets let alone on sale for $0.99.
Title: Re: Labor Day Brisket and Other Goodies.
Post by: BuyLowSellHigh on September 06, 2010, 02:30:19 pm
Another CRG load!  Looking awesome!
Title: Re: Labor Day Brisket and Other Goodies.
Post by: classicrockgriller on September 06, 2010, 03:13:43 pm
Think I would smoke something everyday if Wifie would let me.
Title: Re: Labor Day Brisket and Other Goodies.
Post by: BuyLowSellHigh on September 06, 2010, 03:50:31 pm
Think I would smoke something everyday if Wifie would let me.

Cigars ?   ;D  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: Labor Day Brisket and Other Goodies.
Post by: classicrockgriller on September 06, 2010, 04:00:05 pm
The Sausage and Boudain came off at 4:30. What a treat!

(http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af165/classicrockgriller/Brisket/Labor%20Day%20Brisket/SDC10779.jpg)

This is the Pork and Crayfish sausage.

(http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af165/classicrockgriller/Brisket/Labor%20Day%20Brisket/SDC10780.jpg)

I'm here to say ..... Veron's know Boudain! The little Boudain Dancers

aren't getting any of this Boudain! This is for Grand Pa Boudain Dancer. ;D

(http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af165/classicrockgriller/Brisket/Labor%20Day%20Brisket/SDC10781.jpg)

(http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af165/classicrockgriller/Brisket/Labor%20Day%20Brisket/SDC10782.jpg)

And here's the Brisket at the 16 hour mark.

(http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af165/classicrockgriller/Brisket/Labor%20Day%20Brisket/SDC10777.jpg)

Title: Re: Labor Day Brisket and Other Goodies.
Post by: GusRobin on September 06, 2010, 04:07:52 pm
I just ate and now you made me hungry again!!!!
Title: Re: Labor Day Brisket and Other Goodies.
Post by: SouthernSmoked on September 06, 2010, 04:09:32 pm
The Sausage and Boudain both look good!
Title: Re: Labor Day Brisket and Other Goodies.
Post by: classicrockgriller on September 06, 2010, 04:12:48 pm
Think I would smoke something everyday if Wifie would let me.

Cigars ?   ;D  ;D  ;D

Yes, That could be one of the things I smoke. ;D
Title: Re: Labor Day Brisket and Other Goodies.
Post by: classicrockgriller on September 06, 2010, 04:22:13 pm
Here is something I have been playing around with.

I really don't like the alum foil sitting on the back half of the rack

But I like the idea of re-directing the heat of the element.

I bought a stiff oven pan cover and trimmed it and bent down the

Back and slide it behind the v-tray rack.

(http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af165/classicrockgriller/Brisket/Labor%20Day%20Brisket/SDC10763.jpg)

This was taken after 8 hours into the Brisket smoke.

(http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af165/classicrockgriller/Brisket/Labor%20Day%20Brisket/SDC10769.jpg)

DO THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK!
Title: Re: Labor Day Brisket and Other Goodies.
Post by: SouthernSmoked on September 06, 2010, 04:28:17 pm
This is a noon shot, Meat IT 148*

(http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af165/classicrockgriller/Brisket/Labor%20Day%20Brisket/SDC10768.jpg)


I noticed that in this picture and was going to ask you about it, did it work??
Title: Re: Labor Day Brisket and Other Goodies.
Post by: Quarlow on September 06, 2010, 04:32:06 pm
How did it work as far as not directing grease towards the element?
Title: Re: Labor Day Brisket and Other Goodies.
Post by: classicrockgriller on September 06, 2010, 04:35:24 pm
I'll know forsure when I cut this Brisket.

I used it also on the pre-labor day smoke and had no had spots on the Chuckies.

I am dualing out my OBS and I removed the Fan and "thinking" about a

heat shield mounted just a little higher up the wall.
Title: Re: Labor Day Brisket and Other Goodies.
Post by: classicrockgriller on September 06, 2010, 04:37:26 pm
How did it work as far as not directing grease towards the element?

It was still bent down as you can see, had no problems.

I have a cple ideas I will try. Possibity of a removelable one so it can be cleaned.
Title: Re: Labor Day Brisket and Other Goodies.
Post by: classicrockgriller on September 06, 2010, 04:39:25 pm
I will say this ..... My pid and Bradley thermo stayed very close to

each other everytime I checked on the cook.
Title: Re: Labor Day Brisket and Other Goodies.
Post by: NePaSmoKer on September 06, 2010, 05:44:01 pm
Nice thinking

Say

Can you come to PA and work on my proofer  ;D

All the CT you can wallo in even  :D
Title: Re: Labor Day Brisket and Other Goodies.
Post by: classicrockgriller on September 06, 2010, 06:36:49 pm
19 hrs to do a 13lb Brisket. Not Bad.

(http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af165/classicrockgriller/Brisket/Labor%20Day%20Brisket/SDC10786.jpg)
Title: Re: Labor Day Brisket and Other Goodies.
Post by: DTAggie on September 06, 2010, 06:43:18 pm
My stomach turned when I saw the Kroger meat.  Hope it is better than my last experience.  That v-tray is wayyyyy to clean.  How do you do that?
Title: Re: Labor Day Brisket and Other Goodies.
Post by: classicrockgriller on September 06, 2010, 06:47:05 pm
My stomach turned when I saw the Kroger meat.  Hope it is better than my last experience.  That v-tray is wayyyyy to clean.  How do you do that?

The Brisket was fine! ;D Thanks for reminding me!

I'll show you when I see you. I'll bring you one.
Title: Re: Labor Day Brisket and Other Goodies.
Post by: GusRobin on September 06, 2010, 06:49:08 pm
So those of us that won't see you want to know also ::) ::) ::)
Title: Re: Labor Day Brisket and Other Goodies.
Post by: DTAggie on September 06, 2010, 06:50:36 pm
And I can't believe you ate the crayfish sausage without me!
Title: Re: Labor Day Brisket and Other Goodies.
Post by: classicrockgriller on September 06, 2010, 06:54:20 pm
So those of us that won't see you want to know also ::) ::) ::)


I'll take a pic of it for you Gus.

And I can't believe you ate the crayfish sausage without me!

Gonna get more on Wensday! That Boudain was KILLER. Some of the best I have ever eaten.
Title: Re: Labor Day Brisket and Other Goodies.
Post by: classicrockgriller on September 06, 2010, 07:19:53 pm
Like I stated it was the heavy guage like an oven liner.

I made sure I cut it small enough to stay inside the v-Tray,

but large enough to cover the vents of the V-tray.

I bent a lip on it with a straight edge, slide it behind my V-tray

and push the V-tray tight against the wall.

(http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af165/classicrockgriller/Brisket/Labor%20Day%20Brisket/SDC10790.jpg)

(http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af165/classicrockgriller/Brisket/Labor%20Day%20Brisket/SDC10791.jpg)

Here is a pic of it at the end of the cook.

(http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af165/classicrockgriller/Brisket/Labor%20Day%20Brisket/SDC10789.jpg)

It actually needs to be a little bit stiffer.
Title: Re: Labor Day Brisket and Other Goodies.
Post by: DTAggie on September 06, 2010, 08:56:43 pm
and you scrape that all nice and shiny each time?
Title: Re: Labor Day Brisket and Other Goodies.
Post by: classicrockgriller on September 06, 2010, 09:28:50 pm
Sprayed it with Dawn Power Disolve and rinsed it off.
Title: Re: Labor Day Brisket and Other Goodies.
Post by: classicrockgriller on September 06, 2010, 10:47:06 pm
Brisket was juicy and fallen apart.

(http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af165/classicrockgriller/Brisket/Labor%20Day%20Brisket/SDC10797.jpg)

(http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af165/classicrockgriller/Brisket/Labor%20Day%20Brisket/SDC10796.jpg)

(http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af165/classicrockgriller/Brisket/Labor%20Day%20Brisket/SDC10795.jpg)

No dry spot on the bottom of the brisket. I think the heat deflector has some merit.
Title: Re: Labor Day Brisket and Other Goodies.
Post by: Pachanga on September 07, 2010, 12:12:41 am
CRG,

Nice looking brisket.

I like your V-Tray heat deflector.  Nice touch.  Much nicer than the foil cover.  As you say, do so at your own risk.  However, a deflector evened out the heat for me so that I don't flip, twist, rotate or do any other gymnastics.  I have used a deflector for years on every smoke with no problems.  

Without it, the heat rises up the back and there is a large differential between front and rear cabinet temperature.  
It is rudimentary thermal physics that dictates the majority of the heat is going rise straight up from the heating element, brushing the rear edge of the meat and then out the chimney, without something to force more heat forward.

Thanks for the photos of your new contraption.

Good luck and slow smoking,

Pachanga
Title: Re: Labor Day Brisket and Other Goodies.
Post by: KyNola on September 07, 2010, 08:14:31 am
As good as that brisket looks, the Veron's sausage and boudain is what got my attention.  That stuff looks killer!  Went out on their website but you apparently can't order online. :(
Title: Re: Labor Day Brisket and Other Goodies.
Post by: classicrockgriller on September 07, 2010, 08:50:52 am
As good as that brisket looks, the Veron's sausage and boudain is what got my attention.  That stuff looks killer!  Went out on their website but you apparently can't order online. :(

I'll talk to them and see if he'll work a deal for some to ship.

Chris wants some.
Title: Re: Labor Day Brisket and Other Goodies.
Post by: Tenpoint5 on September 07, 2010, 08:58:22 am
Yes I do!!
Title: Re: Labor Day Brisket and Other Goodies.
Post by: BuyLowSellHigh on September 07, 2010, 09:30:09 am
For the Cajun in ya ...
http://www.cajunboudintrail.com/

Title: Re: Labor Day Brisket and Other Goodies.
Post by: OldHickory on September 07, 2010, 11:43:46 am
Another great job on your big load.  The stiff cover for the v-tray is a great idea. Was this with a dual heating element?
Title: Re: Labor Day Brisket and Other Goodies.
Post by: classicrockgriller on September 07, 2010, 12:32:18 pm
Another great job on your big load.  The stiff cover for the v-tray is a great idea. Was this with a dual heating element?

Yes My 6 rack is dual and it was a 19 hr smoke plus hr of pre-heat and getting ready.

Like I said I have an Idea I will test next time my Wifie lets me smoke something. ;D
Title: Re: Labor Day Brisket and Other Goodies.
Post by: BuyLowSellHigh on September 07, 2010, 02:12:15 pm

Like I said I have an Idea I will test next time my Wifie lets me smoke something. ;D

I thought you were a roll-your-own guy.   ;D  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: Labor Day Brisket and Other Goodies.
Post by: classicrockgriller on September 09, 2010, 09:31:01 pm
I have my templet cut and taking it to a fabricator tomorrow.

I actually have two versions.

Will post soon.
Title: Re: Labor Day Brisket and Other Goodies.
Post by: DTAggie on September 09, 2010, 10:17:27 pm
A new business?
Title: Re: Labor Day Brisket and Other Goodies.
Post by: classicrockgriller on September 09, 2010, 10:25:17 pm
A new business?

Naaaa. If it is an Idea that will help, then they can make one.
Title: Re: Labor Day Brisket and Other Goodies.
Post by: dreys50 on September 22, 2010, 08:21:31 am

No dry spot on the bottom of the brisket. I think the heat deflector has some merit.

CRG - I gave this a try last weekend and I completely agree. My PID/Door were also much closer than normal.