4.5lb brisket....could be better

Discussion in 'Pellet Smokers Group' started by jleeman, Sep 25, 2017.

  1. Picked up a small brisket and smoked over the weekend while I was changing out my pool pump motor bearings...PITA BTW. Little 4.5 pounder came out ok, but not great. Salt, pepper, and a little cayenne. 225 for about 6 hrs, wrapped in butcher paper for the rest...about 5 more hours. Had a water pan underneath. Pulled it at 200, rested for almost an hour. Any tips to bump up the juicyness factor at the end? Maybe I trimmed too much fat off the cap... Cooked on a Traeger Lil Tex with oak pellets





     
  2. The smoke ring looks good, not great. Maybe don't trim the fat cap as much for a juicier hunk of meat and get something like an MNTS to add more smoke.
    Just my 2 cents.
     
  3. For me flats can be tricky, I wrap them at 165 ish and pull up around 195 , pull the foil and back on the smoker for a bit to firm up the bark.
     

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