Brisket probe test. Unwrapping part?

Discussion in 'Beef' started by ozsmoker, Feb 26, 2015.

  1. ozsmoker

    ozsmoker Smoke Blower

    Smoking a brisket right now, going to wrap it in BP at 165F

    Do I unwrap at 190F and probe test then leave it unwrapped the whole time while I repeat the probe test? Or do people wrap it back up? seems like a pita if so
  2. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Ozsmoker , I personally don't wrap . I cook naked the entire time. However if you are going to wrap , the BP is a better choice to use.

    As for re-wrapping after the tender test , well , if it's a PITA to you and you feel it's insignificant , leave it open ( the Bark will crust up for you again too). 
  3. Good advice 

  4. ozsmoker

    ozsmoker Smoke Blower

    unwrapped at 190, and temp wouldn't move, so i wrapped it back up and checked again closer to 200

    brisket ended up being tender but dry... i want to be able to slice it and have juices pouring out

    i think the problem was i removed way too much fat, especially most of the deckle. also, i am considering smoking fat side down next time
  5. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That's why I don't Trim...

  6. Old School that's a nice looking brisket


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