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Offline pokeweed

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1st Smoke with new digital Bradley Smoker
« on: April 19, 2010, 03:19:55 pm »
I got my new digital Bradley Smoker last week, and spent many hours reading through these forums.  THANK YOU everybody for all the great information!  This forum is really the reason I ended up going with the Bradley.

It arrived in perfect condition, and I got some hickory to start with.  After seasoning, I did bradley's Maple Roast Salmon - fantastic.  But, that was just a warm-up.  Big dinner party last night, and I wanted to do a Brisket.

Now, I know that Brisket poses many challenges, but I felt ready to go after all the forum posts.  I got a vacuum packed 7 lb brisket from costco, and followed Panchaga's advice - rubbed with French's Mustard, used his spice rub, then to make time work out, plastic wrapped and refrigerated until 8:00 PM:





Preheated DBS to 200 degrees, smoked overnight with 5 hours Hickory.  Next morning at 5, checked on it - only at IT 155.  It ended up taking about 13 hours.


I needed to leave the house, so took it out at IT 183, FTC for a few hours.  Reheated gently in foil before serving for dinner at 5:00






It was a home run!  Served with pressure cooked pinto beans (with same spices), spinach, and homemade BBQ sauce - SO GOOD!  Best Brisket any of us has ever had - nice smoke, very moist, tender, well seasoned.

Again, Thank you all for your help!

-Ethan
« Last Edit: April 19, 2010, 03:51:12 pm by pokeweed »

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Re: 1st Smoke with new digital Bradley Smoker
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2010, 03:37:01 pm »
W E L C O M E  to the Forum pokeweed!

You might want to resize your pictures before you post them. Large pics take a long time to load for people on dial-up or other slower connections.

Try 800x600 or 1024x768

That brisket looks great!
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Re: 1st Smoke with new digital Bradley Smoker
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2010, 03:39:14 pm »
Sounds like every thing turned out great.

You might want to re size your pictures down to 800 X 600

Your pictures are so big I can only see a tiny bit of what is in the picture.

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Re: 1st Smoke with new digital Bradley Smoker
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2010, 03:42:02 pm »
Well it sounds like all you need help with is resizing your pic so we can see that beast.

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Re: 1st Smoke with new digital Bradley Smoker
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2010, 03:49:17 pm »
Oops!  Sorry - hope that looks better :-)


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Re: 1st Smoke with new digital Bradley Smoker
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2010, 03:52:24 pm »
I should have included the BBQ Sauce Recipe - sweet, tangy, spicy

2 cups ketchup
1 tablespoon Worcestershire or soy sauce
1 tablespoon chili powder, or to taste
½ cup dry red wine or water
¼ cup wine or rice vinegar
½ cup minced onion
1 teaspoon garlic
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan.  Cook over medium-low heat, stirring, for about 10 minutes.  Taste; adjust seasoning as necessary. 

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Re: 1st Smoke with new digital Bradley Smoker
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2010, 03:59:15 pm »
That looks better i can see it now.

Looks mighty tasty and moist, got a nice lookin bark too.

Your BBQ sauce looks like some thin to try.

Did you use the sauce like a mop?

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Re: 1st Smoke with new digital Bradley Smoker
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2010, 04:04:07 pm »
That's some good looking grub there. It's making me hungry and I've got 2 more hours before I can eat.
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Re: 1st Smoke with new digital Bradley Smoker
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2010, 04:11:11 pm »
I did not use it as a mop sauce - I served it hot on the side.  That way, we could really see how the meat tasted, with or without the sauce.

I fear the spice rub and hickory can get masked by such a strong sauce - in truth, the brisket was so good, it didn't need the sauce.  Problem is, the sauce is so good, it didn't really need the brisket.  Maybe next time I'll serve a bowl of sauce as an appetizer.  We really mainly spooned the sauce over the beans.


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Re: 1st Smoke with new digital Bradley Smoker
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2010, 04:19:44 pm »
Good Golly Miss Molly!

You did hit a Homerun!

Very nice.

Welcome to the Forum.

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Re: 1st Smoke with new digital Bradley Smoker
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2010, 04:22:00 pm »
I did not use it as a mop sauce - I served it hot on the side.  That way, we could really see how the meat tasted, with or without the sauce.

Gotcha.

To me a good brisket dont need a sauce, but I will serve with some on the side for those how feel they need to drown a good piece of meat.


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Re: 1st Smoke with new digital Bradley Smoker
« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2010, 04:23:11 pm »
I'd hammer that!!! Good job.
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Re: 1st Smoke with new digital Bradley Smoker
« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2010, 05:11:56 pm »
Welcome to the forum.  Great job on the brisket.  They're tough to do.  I should know they've been giving me fits lately.