Author Topic: Have Brisket, Will Travel?  (Read 967 times)

Offline Kalamazoo

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Have Brisket, Will Travel?
« on: August 14, 2020, 08:25:30 am »
I smoking a 13lb brisket that will be done this evening. I plan to bring it to my nieces graduation tomorrow, which is a 6 hour drive. My plan is this...smoke to 195 internal temp, FTC for a couple hours, keep wrapped and put in fridge. In AM put in crock pot in car, in foil, and run at warm or low for the drive. should be warm by arrival?
Is any part of this wishful thinking or a bad idea (spoilage, etc)? Thanks in advance!

Offline Habanero Smoker

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Re: Have Brisket, Will Travel?
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2020, 01:14:30 pm »
If you can fit the entire wrapped brisket in the crock pot you should be fine. Maybe put a cup of water in the crockpot. The ideal safe internal temperature for reheated food is 165°F.

When storing smoked foods in the refrigerator for any length of time, I will wrap the meat in plastic wrap first, then cover with foil. I find that the acids in the smoke react to the aluminum foil. Often you will see the foil discolored, and depending on how long the foil has been in contact with the meat, it may cause pit holes in the foil.