Doing my first Brisket

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by vwaldoguy, Jul 1, 2015.

  1. vwaldoguy

    vwaldoguy Smoke Blower

    I'm doing my first brisket tonight.  We want this to be done for lunch tomorrow, so I'm starting it about midnight.  Bought a 6lb brisket flat at Costco.  Going to rub it with salt and pepper, and put it in a MES 30".  Planning on a smoke for 1 1/2 hours per pound, and then some rest time after that, should be ready in time for lunch tomorrow.  Will be using the Amazen Pittmaster pellets. I do not plan on wrapping it in foil, unless it's just not progressing.  Ideally, I'm going to set this up and then go to sleep for a few hours.  Will get up and check it when my wife goes to the gym at 5 am. Excited, nervous, all at the same time.
     
  2. Don't just go by time go with internal temperatures and poke test.
     
  3. vwaldoguy

    vwaldoguy Smoke Blower

    Brian85, I should have added that I do have temp probes. Planning for 1 1/2 hours per pound, but will pull it out when it hits 195'sh.  Might go a little toward 200.  Fully expect it to take either longer, or shorter.  It's done when it's done.
     
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2015
  4. vwaldoguy

    vwaldoguy Smoke Blower

    9 hours in, it's at 187.  I ran this about 210 overnight since I didn't want it to finish too fast, then bumped it to 230 after I got up.  It's looking really good. 
     

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