Conquering my fear

Discussion in 'Beef' started by smokingwxman, Sep 17, 2016.

  1. smokingwxman

    smokingwxman Fire Starter

    Well after a few successful pulled pork weekends, I finally decided to attempt a brisket.  I love pulled pork but brisket has always been my BBQ love. 

    First of all let me start with saying thank you to everyone on this forum.  I have spent the last several days pouring over this site looking for tips.  I can not tell you how much help it has been.

    I started with just a little over a ten pounder from Wal-mart of all places.  Didn't want to spend too much on my first one considering I didn't know exactly what I was doing.  $3 a pound wasn't too bad of a price.  Rubbed it down with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder last night.  Sealed it up and into the fridge it went.

    Threw it on the grill about 7 this morning and tried to keep the temp around 220-230. Around 9 hours later pulled it out of the cooler and sliced it up.

    I couldn't be happier with how it turned out.  For being my first brisket, it's tender, it pulls apart nice and easy and has a great flavor.  Again I have to give credit to this site and to all of you for giving me the tips and advice necessary to pull this off.  Now, time to eat!!!!
    disco, mike5051, smokinal and 2 others like this.
  2. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Smoking Fanatic

    Looooooooking goooooood. I'm glad you conquered your fear. Brisket is a special treat, and yours looks great. It's amazing how much info, and friendly people are on this site.

  3. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks to me like the fear was unfounded. That's a great looking brisket!
  4. smokeymose

    smokeymose Master of the Pit

    Nice smoke ring. Now you're hooked on brisket!

  5. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Nice Brisket!  I'm smoking a Wally World brisket right now!

  6. akdutchguy

    akdutchguy Meat Mopper

    That is an amazing first brisket. The charcoal in my smoker had more juice and was softer than my first brisket. What did you think if the flavor? What wood did you use? The dog sure thinks that brisket should fall on the floor.
  7. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great job on your first brisket!

    It looks fantastic!


  8. smokingwxman

    smokingwxman Fire Starter

    Flavor was really good.  I used mainly hickory but threw in a few handful of cherry wood chips occasionally.  The dog got some fat.....THAT'S IT!!  She was probably hoping I screwed it up lol.
  9. redheelerdog

    redheelerdog Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Nice brisket, beautiful smoke-ring on that pan of slices. You are making me hungry now!

  10. hardcookin

    hardcookin Master of the Pit

    Your brisket turned out good!
    Nice smoke...point worthy!!
  11. betaboy

    betaboy Meat Mopper

    Way to go ahead and do it! (it's still on my list actually). Yours turned out great!!![​IMG]
  12. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I hope you have gone from fear to confidence with a great result like this. Kudos and points!


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