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Offline Copper Creek

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Catastrophic Success
« on: July 05, 2004, 01:14:15 am »
[:D][:D]This post is an update to my weekend smoke out.  Earlier this week, I asked for advice from the forum and got a few good responses.  I intend to smoke two six-pound briskets and two racks of baby backs at the same time. Thanks to BigSmoker, PAsmoker, and Bassman for your response and advice.  

I took all of the pieces of advice and my own thoughts and combined them all to formulate my smoking game plan.

I prepped the briskets by smothering them in mustard and coating them with Adkins BBQ Rub (found at WalMart).  They then sat in the fridge overnight.  I put the two six-pound briskets on at 200 degrees with a combo of 66% hickory and 33% apple.   I had each brisket on a rack and put one above the other.  I cooked the briskets for 6 hours with 4 hours of smoke without a peek.  I then rotated the racks and put two slabs of baby backs on the bottom rack.  I laid several strips of bacon directly on top of the ribs to help keep them moist.  I added 4 more hours worth of pucks.  I continued to cook for another 2 hours then moved the ribs to the top rack.  I cooked for another two hours and removed the ribs.  I cooked the briskets for another 3 hours until they reached an internal temp of 185 degrees (I used my new Maverick Remote Check).  So… the two briskets cooked for a total of 13 hours at 200 degrees with 8 hours of smoke.  The ribs cook for 4 hours with 4 hours of smoke.

The brisket and the ribs were fantastic.  The brisket was perfect… simply delicious.  Very tender and moist.  The ribs were very good also.  They were not extremely moist but they weren’t dry either.  It was all very good.  The bacon was a real treat shared by only us guys standing around the smoker when the ribs came off.  So, we each stood there with a bottle of cold brew in one hand and a strip of hot smoked bacon in the other.  It just doesn’t get much better than that.
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Offline Fuzzybear

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Re: Catastrophic Success
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2004, 02:02:18 am »
Does this guy know how to eat/smoke and beer up or what!  Congrats on the meal![:p]

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Offline BigSmoker

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Re: Catastrophic Success
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2004, 03:01:14 am »
Copper Creek,
Congrats,  I am glad it went well.  I have Heard the Mavrick works very well.  Do you have a link for it so others can check it out.

Jeff

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Offline whitetailfan

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Re: Catastrophic Success
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2004, 04:30:27 am »
Sounds like a great day Copper..[:p]

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Offline Last Mrk

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Re: Catastrophic Success
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2004, 04:51:29 am »
Here's a link to the Maverick Remote Smoker Thermometer http://digbig.com/4bjgy

Offline Bassman

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Re: Catastrophic Success
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2004, 03:21:22 pm »
Good job Steve, everything sounds delicious![:p]

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