Brisket with Q-View

Discussion in 'Beef' started by scottyaz, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. scottyaz

    scottyaz Fire Starter

    Picket up a 7lb brisket this week. The butcher said it was mostly the flat, but it did go into the point some. Most of the fat had already been trimmed.

    Here it is all rubbed up:



    Cooked it at around 230 with Hickory. Had the probe in wrong, thought it hit 150 at 1.5 hours [​IMG] Then I moved the probe and the temp was more what I expected.

    At 160 it was time to foil:



    It hit 190 and it was time to let her rest for an hour. Here it is after the rest:



    And the cut:



    Turned out really good. Next time, I'll make sure I have some juice, (maybe some apple juice) to spritz and put in the foil with it, it was good, could have been a tad moister.

    Thanks for looking.
     
  2. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Congrats on your brisket smoke. What were you smoking on? What woods? Tell us about your rub.
     
  3. scottyaz

    scottyaz Fire Starter

    I used Hickory wood. The rub wa a mix of Season all, Garlic Powder, Onion powder, and Kosher salt. I didn't really "Measure" the ingrediants, I just added some of this and some of that, and when the color looked fairly "Even" in the mix, it went on the Brisket.

    I have a bradley electric smoker. It's been doing a real nice job for me. I can get "Distracted" easy and this can go for a couple hours unattended.
     
  4. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hey, congratulations on your brisket, didn't look dry at all. Nice looking rub too. What'd you eat it with?
     
  5. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice looking brisket.
     
  6. fourthwind

    fourthwind Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Try an infusion of apple juice and butter as a mop next time you have a brisket or chucky that seems a little lean. It has worked really well for me in the past.
     
  7. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Very nice specially on your first try. The meat looks juicy good job.
     
  8. oneshot

    oneshot Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Nice lookin job there Scotty, it looks moist in the pic...[​IMG]
     
  9. scottyaz

    scottyaz Fire Starter

    A knife and a fork [​IMG][​IMG]

    Just kidding, we made a pasta salad to go with it and I'll be taking it in my lunches all week.

    It's wasn't "Dry" but I think I could get it a tad moister. I'm my own worst critic though :)

    Thanks for the comments all.
     
  10. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice job! You can reheat the leftovers in beef broth and that will add moisture.
     

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