BDSkelly ~ Prime Brisket Texas Style on the MES

Discussion in 'Beef' started by bdskelly, May 30, 2016.

  1. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Have you ever had a planned long weekend and then something happens that completely disrupts you plans?  Well that happened to me...

    Fortunately everything turned out well. But took lots of time to settle the situation down.  It's a holiday weekend and I've always smoked something during this time.  While distraction continued and family still needed to be fed I knew I could depend on the automated dependability of my MES to see me through without any major attention. 

    I started with a 12 pound Prime brisket. I trimmed the slab leaving about 1/4 inch fat cap. I rounded the peak and squared the flat.  Please forgive the 2 bald spots. I was watching the Rangers while trimming. 


    A simple rub applied. 2/3 cup course black pepper, 1/3 cup of kosher salt, a couple of tablespoons of paprika.  Nothing fancy here folks. The meat is Prime and I want to taste it! LOL


    I put her on at 11pm at 225. I am using oak dust in my AmazeN smoker tray.  At 6Am the next morning she hits an IT of 175. I wrap it with butcher paper ( white) and put it back into the smoker. 


    At 3pm the IT hits 200.  I tested it for tenderness and it was perfect.   Off the smoker and on to the counter for 2 hours rest. 


    Nice color for an electric smoke.


    Slices. Very moist.  Good bark. 



    Thanks for taking a peek!

    B
     
  2. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks awesome B, ya knocked that smoke outta the park my friend ! Thumbs Up
     
  3. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yes sir. Looks great to me.

    Nice cook.
     
  4. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looking great Brian!

    POINTS!!!
     
  5. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Tasty looking brisky!:drool
     
  6. dukeburger

    dukeburger Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks mouth watering Brian! Points!!
     
  7. heubrewer

    heubrewer Meat Mopper

    Nice looking brisket
     
  8. unlgrad2002

    unlgrad2002 Fire Starter

    Looks great. I also enjoy taking advantage of overnight smokes. Something I noticed reminded me to ask...why do electric/pellet smokes (not sure which causes it) not result in a smoke ring? Personally I don't care, just genuinely curious.
     
  9. redheelerdog

    redheelerdog Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Looks great, I'll have to try the butcher paper wrap, bet it keeps that meat nice and moist. Deliciousness!

     
  10. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Awesome job Brian!  [​IMG]   Way to overcome the unplanned activities.

    Mike
     
  11. smokinadam

    smokinadam Smoking Fanatic

    looks awesome Brian!
     
  12. Beautiful job!!!
     
  13. smokinal

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

    That's one beautiful looking brisket, Brian!

    [​IMG]   Al
     
  14. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Justin! B
    Thanks very much Adam. 
    Thank you for the point Case! b
    Yup.  Work out pretty well given the time crunch.  Thanks! b
    Thanks for the point sir! B
     
  15. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Gracias! B
    The ring comes from a chemical reaction while burning wood. Nitrogen Dioxide makes the ring.  The MES as good as it is just won't  produce much of a ring.. A few have tried to produce a ring with an MES and posted on the site with limited success. 
    The paper works great.  I believe I get better color on my briskets when I use it.  b
    Thanks Mike! B
     
  16. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I appreciate the kind words! B
    Thanks Adam! B
     
  17. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks very much Al! B
     
  18. Hey Brian, Great looking Brisket. As Usual,   [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Gary
     
  19. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I would be a happy camper with some of that.Points

    Richie

    [​IMG]
     
  20. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for the point Gary!  B
     

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