Big cookout for folks 40th anniversary.

Discussion in 'Beef' started by thestealth, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. My parents celebrated their 40th year together over the weekend of Sept. 17th, so the wife and I decided to throw them a party to honor them for their commitment to one another.

    I was in charge of the meat and beans.

    The Briskets weighed in at 13lbs each untrimmed.

    I love briskets...


    ..too bad you have to pay for an extra 3lbs of fat.


    I probably trim mine a little more than most people, but I've not had any issues with them getting dry so I'll keep trimming them up tight.

    A few pork butts for good measure. About 7lbs each.


    So, 28lbs of butt and 22'ish lbs of trimmed brisket.

    I had to add a 3rd rack to my WSM so I could fit everything on the smoker.  I just installed it between the stock racks.  It worked out pretty well.

    The briskets were done in just over 8 hours, which surprised the heck out of me.  They were on the lower racks, which is usually at a lower temp than the top rack...I was a little concerned when I put them to rest.

    brisket #1


    brisket #2


    #2 pulled


    2 of the 4 butts before getting rested.

  2. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    [​IMG]  Looks very tasty.
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2011
  3. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Stealth,why trim, try one with the fat on and cook it fat up,it does something to the flavor, and with only S/coarse BP, a piece of Heaven.

    Just sayin'..........

    Stan    aka    oldschool
  4. not trimmed at all? What about cross hatching the fat cap? CBP and a dash of salt is my preferred beef 'rub'. :)
  5. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    You're a Great Son!

    That made their day---I know for sure !!!!

  6. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Nothing like a good smoke for a party...Looks great !   I do not trim !
  7. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks like a great smoke!

    Happy Anniversary to the folks!
  8. boykjo

    boykjo SAUSAGE MAKER Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

  9. sunman76

    sunman76 Master of the Pit

    Congrates to the folks [​IMG]

    the food looks great [​IMG]
  10. Food looks great! - Congrats to your folks.
  11. It was a great party and a great time to honor their achievement.  We'd been planning it for about 6 months, so it wasn't a surprise party.  However, the surprise came when nearly everybody we invited showed up.  There was 30+ people there.  It had been raining for 2 days straight prior to the party and was raining on us in the morning when we were setting up, about a 1/2 hour before the party started, it quit raining and didn't rain again until the party was over...
  12. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    If the party was as good as the food looks it had to   be a great party a [​IMG]to you .
  13. billyj571

    billyj571 Smoking Fanatic

    Looks real good [​IMG]

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