brisket Tips (color)

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by marrey25, Feb 2, 2016.

  1. marrey25

    marrey25 Newbie

    So I have made quite a few brisket in my day and I have finely gotten the taste/tenderness that I want. I was just like some tips on how I can get a really dark bark on it. Right now the color is more of a reddish color which, is fine, cuz it still tastes great but I would like a darker color on the outside. Any tips? Different seasoning or rub? Different wood? Different time? I use a Masterbuilt 40 electric smoker and usually use hickory wood chips. Sorry I don't have pics
  2. smokinal

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

    Are you wrapping it in foil?

    If you want more bark don't foil.

  3. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Like Al said, don't foil for a good bark, also, some turbinado sugar in your rub could assist with darkening it up too.

    What temps are you smoking at and what is the rub you use?
  4. westby

    westby Smoking Fanatic

    Just spitballing here. . . . . If you are using water in your MES, try eliminating that.  Those units hold plenty of moisture the way it is and you really don't need a heat sink in an electric like that.  Also, make sure your vents are wide open - too much humidity may be preventing good bark to form.

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