Brisket help

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by njbackyard, Aug 14, 2016.

  1. njbackyard

    njbackyard Newbie

    Hi, im new to smoking...anyone know if it is possible to develop bark on brisket after unwrapping post-crutch? Maybe pull and unwrap at 190 and put back on smoker tI'll 205? Or am I too late for good bark? Thanks!
     
  2. smokinal

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

    You should have developed good bark before wrapping.

    If you like thick bark I wouldn't bother to wrap.

    Or if your going to wrap it use butcher paper instead of foil, it will keep the bark from getting as soft.

    Al
     
  3. njbackyard

    njbackyard Newbie

    Thanks Al. Any thoughts on whether or not finishing it unwrapped will help develop color? Sounds like no?
     
  4. smokinal

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

    Yes it will give the bark a darker color & firm it up.

    Al
     
  5. njbackyard

    njbackyard Newbie

    Thanks - will give it a shot.
     
  6. hardcookin

    hardcookin Master of the Pit

    Al is spot on!!
    By any chance are you cooking with a water pan. That could hender you developing bark.
     
  7. njbackyard

    njbackyard Newbie

    Indeed I am....used cola and ACV. Just got to 190 and unwrapped/removed the pan/threw back on 225 smoker. Planning on attentively spritzing my way through the next 15 degrees....
     

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