best way to keep brisket for next day

Discussion in 'Beef' started by el capitan, May 20, 2011.

  1. el capitan

    el capitan Newbie

    Do not feel like an all nighter so I plan on smoking a brisket the day before. I will put brisket on smoker around 7am and hopefully will be done by 7pm then wrap in foil, towel and into cooler. I plan on serving brisket around 3pm.

    What is the best way to keep brisket moist and warm ready to slice?

    Thanks
     
  2. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I would not try to keep this warm for 20 hours. You might make someone sick. Refrigerate and reheat while covered in a 250* oven for maybe 30-45 minutes. Microwave heating is also acceptable. If you need to travel to the event, put it back in a cooler wrapped in towels to keep warm.

    We do this all the time, and it never dries out and always tastes great. We even freeze shredded brisket and reheat with great results.

    Cheers!
     
  3. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  4. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    [quote name="raptor700" url="/forum/thread/106672/best-way-to-keep-brisket-for-next-day#post_634479"]
    You can hold a brisket for 16hrs................I'm not kiddin'


    The best cooler made


    http://www.yeticoolers.com/categories/Roadie-Series/  
    [/quote]

    I'm sure you could, but is it wise? And they're talking 20+ hours. Not worth the risk IMHO.
     
  5. rowdyrawhide

    rowdyrawhide Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    I have done similar to this, and had no problems.
     
  6. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    As long as the meat i held above 140º you are safe.......(ie) the yeti cooler!
     
     
  7. i reheat brisket for a big BBQ on memorial day. i'm cooking it a few days in advance, freezing it and re-heating onsite.  i put the brisket in large zip lock bags and put in simmering water until it reaches at least 170 temp.  comes out great!  i use this for sausage and pulled pork.  i recommend not pulling the pork until you reheat.  
     
  8. smokinal

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

    A crock pot also works well.
     
  9. el capitan

    el capitan Newbie

    thanks for all the info!
     
  10. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    don't take a risk adiochiro3 is right i always re-heat as smokingjoeb it never failed.

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