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Offline Bobdelasmoke

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First brisket ever
« on: April 26, 2011, 02:28:55 PM »
Hey guys, smoked a ~5lbs brisket yesterday, here's the pics.

Forgot to take a picture before rubbing it so here it is rubbed.



4 hours of smoke: 1 hickory 1maple 1 apple 1 maple. It took 8 hours to reach an IT of 185.

few sec out of the smoker



I then FTCd for an hour with apple juice



Final result



Overall, it was good but not really what I was expecting. Never had real smoked meat before, I was always getting it from the groceries stores so I was expecting something similar. This one was more like a "well done" roasted beef to me but with a smoke flavor. Next time, I'll probably stick to 1 or maybe 2 smoke flavor because I couldn't taste something in particular with this mix.

The smoke, smell and the slowly rising IT was really exciting. I'll definately do it again but maybe smoke it to a lower IT. Next thing on the list is Ribs  ;D

Offline SL2010

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Re: First brisket ever
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2011, 04:43:40 PM »
It looks really good i use hickory pucks for everything was the fat side up and what temp did you cook at I bet those made some real good sandwiches

Offline Savage

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Re: First brisket ever
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2011, 04:46:02 PM »
Hey Bob it looks great. I did my first this past sunday. It was a little dry but tasted great. I've had sliced brisket and cut some up to make chille and now for Fajitas. Next is Ribs.
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Offline jimmyb

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Re: First brisket ever
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2011, 05:13:19 PM »
I was always told that briskets are tough to get right. First one I ever did came out fantastic. Better than I could have expected. I thought they were pretty easy after that first one came out. After that I did a few that I thought were dry and then one that was perfect. I am hit or miss. Haven't figured it out yet but when you get it just right you'll know it. Heaven!

Offline Bobdelasmoke

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Re: First brisket ever
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2011, 06:22:33 AM »
@SL, Fat side was up and the temp was at 225ish

Offline OU812

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Re: First brisket ever
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2011, 06:47:29 AM »
That there is one good lookin hunk of beef.

Was that brisket select or choice?

I have tried both and the select were hit or miss when it came to tenderness and moistness.

I only smoke/cook choice now.

I like Oak with beef.

Offline OldHickory

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Re: First brisket ever
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2011, 08:44:41 AM »
I always get choice beef, it does seem to retain the juicy characteristic, and the smoke--hickory.
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Offline Bobdelasmoke

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Re: First brisket ever
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2011, 11:47:12 AM »
I don't know if it was select or choice, the butcher sliced it in front of me tho. I'll ask next time.

Offline Chili Head

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Re: First brisket ever
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2011, 11:58:18 AM »
Don't forget to take notes! It's much easier to duplicate good cooks if you have something to reference to.

Not a bad looking brisket at all! Them fajitas are gona rock!!


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