Doing my first brisket on my new pellet cooker, and my first ever prime brisket

Discussion in 'Beef' started by nursewizzle, Sep 26, 2015.

  1. nursewizzle

    nursewizzle Fire Starter

    Last evening before I left for work I trimmed a 17+ pound prime packer I got from Costco. I don't know why I trimmed, I never have done it before. Anyways, I rubbed it with some kosher salt, fresh ground black pepper, and granuated garlic and its now resting in my fridge, waiting for me to get off work at 7am. I debated for a couple days between low and slow and hot and fast, and I guess now I've defaulted to hot and fast since I didn't put it on before I left work last night. 

    I'm kinda nervous I guess, I hope it turns out. I'll post pics if it doesn't turn out terrible!
     
  2. one eyed jack

    one eyed jack Master of the Pit

    So;  How did it turn out?
     
  3. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Did you do the hot and fast or low and slow?  17lbs will take some time.  I wanna know how a prime brisket tastes, I'm lucky to find choice down here.

    Mike
     
  4. nursewizzle

    nursewizzle Fire Starter

    Burnt, and in the trash
     
  5. one eyed jack

    one eyed jack Master of the Pit

    Sure sorry to hear that.  Best luck next time.

    You don't have a dog?  I'll bet mine would have eaten it, even if it was burnt.
     
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2015
  6. nursewizzle

    nursewizzle Fire Starter

    No dog. That turned in to a $67 piece of charcoal.
     
  7. one eyed jack

    one eyed jack Master of the Pit

    REALLY sorry to hear it  You have my condolences.
     
  8. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Sorry about your results.  I've never tried hot and fast with a brisket, I've seen it done on the cooking shows.  Think I'll stick with low and slow, and keep wondering if a prime brisket is worth the price.  

    Mike
     
  9. nursewizzle

    nursewizzle Fire Starter

    Well, I think the problem was the smoker got TOO hot because it ran out, and pellets got dumped.

    As for prime, that's all they have at Costco. And it wasn't really that much more than non-prime at Wal-Mart.
     
  10. aggie94

    aggie94 Smoking Fanatic

    Sorry to hear about your loss, I know it hurts more being a prime.  Briskets aren't easy, it takes practice, and your next one will go better.  Are you using a probe thermometer and were you around while it was smoking?  
     
  11. nursewizzle

    nursewizzle Fire Starter

    I've done a number of brisket before, but this was my first on this new cooker. I fell asleep on the couch while it was cooking, that's when it ran out of pellets. I was using the probe that came with the cooker.
     
  12. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    A very wise man says, "Patience, Patience, Patience"

    Sorry you couldn't eat it, but look at the experience you gathered.
     
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2015
  13. Sorry to hear that. Never good when meat goes bad but with that price, that'll sting.
     
  14. nursewizzle

    nursewizzle Fire Starter

    Trying again, this time with a choice flat
     
  15. one eyed jack

    one eyed jack Master of the Pit

    I don't know your history with brisket beyond the one you posted about and so I am compelled to mention that the flat is inherently far more lean than the point and, therefore more likely to dry out.

    Best luck with this smoke.
     
  16. nursewizzle

    nursewizzle Fire Starter

    I've done lots of packers before, I think this is my first flat
     

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