18 lb Brisket and (2) 10 lb Butts ***QVIEW***

Discussion in 'Beef' started by pintobean, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. pintobean

    pintobean Smoke Blower

    Well, it's been a while since I posted any qview, but I'm doing a big smoke today and thought I'd share. Got an 18 lb brisket (trimmed out to 11lbs 4.5oz) and I also got two 10 lb bone-in pork butts going on. Going to be a long day! Going in the ECB with lump and apple splits, and one hickory split for good measure. Here's some starters...more to follow.

    Trimmed Brisket (most I've ever trimmed, wife doesn't like a lot of fat)



    One of the Butts



    Second Butt



    Rubbed Brisket



    And a nice smoky rauchbier

     
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  2. theory

    theory Fire Starter

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  3. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks mighty good so far!
     
  4. pintobean

    pintobean Smoke Blower

    All in the smoker...a little cramped but should be ok.

     
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  5. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Always good to see a full smoker!
     
  6. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    looking good in there....you got room on the edges for some ABT's, just sayin'
     
  7. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

        Lookin' good Beaner,[​IMG]. Be here at the finish line[​IMG].

    Remember...
     
  8. rp ribking

    rp ribking Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    A long smoke indeed. I agree with Chef Willie about the abt's, plenty of room. What are you doin' with the rest of the fat from the brisket? Ya could lay it over the brisket for basting purposes?  

    RP
     
  9. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

        I agree RK,all that goodness cut off,I know it will reduce the cooking time by 11hrs(appox.)[​IMG]but Oh man, what love is being wasted.I don't trim or cross-cut;just S/CBP and on the smoker till it's done.[​IMG]  That's just my way,have fun and...
     
  10. rp ribking

    rp ribking Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Yes, I do not do anything butt leave all the fat on, fat side up in my book. You can cut the fat off when slicing.
     
     
  11. pintobean

    pintobean Smoke Blower

    Yeah, trust me, I didn't really want to trim it. My wife did...I'll call it an experiment, if it doesn't come out as good, I'm not trimming it again. I saved the fat I trimmed, I think I'll drape it over the meat when I wrap it, this is going to be pulled brisket. Oh, for the extra space in there, I will probably make some ABT's, but I'm definitely throwing some ribeye's on there for dinner, gonna sear 'em up on the grill afterwards.

    Here's the progress...

     
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  12. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looking good Bean,

    I give you [​IMG]   for the full smoker.

    Definitely gonna be a long one [​IMG]
     
  13. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looking better every hour!
     
  14. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Looking good so far, gotta love a  smoker. [​IMG]
     
  15. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Don't stop now your on a roll!
     
  16. a full smoker is a beautiful thing!!!![​IMG]
     
  17. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    It looks great [​IMG]
     
  18. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice Job!!!

    At's allotameat!!!!

    Can't wait for the Final pics!!!

    Thanks,

    Bear
     
  19. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Why not meat her half way?  1/4 inch trim on the fat works out pretty well and most of it will disappear by the time you are finished with the smoke.  Nothing like a little crisp fat to add flavor.  Looking delicious so far by the way
     
  20. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    X2

    Bear
     

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