Brisket Attempt #2

Discussion in 'Beef' started by ycastane, Aug 17, 2016.

  1. ycastane

    ycastane Smoke Blower

    So after looking at a few threads here on brisket I got the bug and decided to tackle the beast a second time.

    I bought a 14lb packer angus from restaurant depot. Saw a few videos specially from Aaron Franklin on how to trim the fat and remove the unwanted fat.

    Used 50/50 coarse sea salt and coarse ground black pepper, applewood (chips) since I didn't have anything else in hand, placed it in the smokin-it 2D at 250, wrapped it at 172 and pulled out at around 7 hrs with an IT of 192, wrapped again for 5 hrs until I was able to come home for lunch and cut it.

    I think it came out pretty damn good, juicy, tender (pull test), pretty good I say for a second time. Now many many more will come for sure without being afraid of the outcome lol.

    I might slightly heavier on the salt next time, hickory or oak next time and that's about it.

    I do have a question, it seems the smokin-it doesn't like chips much, now on the brisket and before on pork loin, smoke was overpowering on the loin and brisket it was strong. I'm new with the smokin-it after using MES 30 for a few years.

    Here are some qviews!!!

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  2. ycastane

    ycastane Smoke Blower

    Sorry for the out of order qs!! Doing this from an iPad.
     
  3. It looks amazing! I've probably done about 30 packer brisket. The first couple sucked real bad. Lol Aaron Franklins videos really helped me out too! He's amazing.

    Your bbq brisket looks amazing! Good job. It's a fine line of getting it tender. But not so tender where it falls apart. Looks tasty. My brisket always got too salty just using Dalmatian run. So I always add some paprika and a tiny bit of sugar.
     
  4. smokinal

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

    Your brisket looks delicious!

    Nice job!

    Al
     
  5. ycastane

    ycastane Smoke Blower

    Thanks James, I was actually impressed on how good it came out, only thing I didn't like was the smoke issue which I think it was a tad strong and slightly under salted but other people who ate it said it was perfect just like that but being a perfectionist I need to make it better lol.
     
  6. ycastane

    ycastane Smoke Blower

    Thanks Al!!
     
  7. cksteele

    cksteele Smoking Fanatic

    very nice job there looks good 
     
  8. Great Job,  Looks mighty good to me.   Brisket is really good when smoked with Hickory, Oak or Pecan. It handles the stronger smoke flavor really well

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    Gary
     
  9. redheelerdog

    redheelerdog Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Looking good, the ol MES can crank out some fine Que!

    Good job!

     
  10. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Nice job on brisket #2!  [​IMG]

    Mike
     
  11. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Beautiful brisket!

    Disco
     

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