Finally! Brisket in the smoke. It's done! Q View up

Discussion in 'Beef' started by radio, May 26, 2014.

  1. radio

    radio Smoking Fanatic

    I have been super busy and haven't taken a real day off in well over a month, so played hooky today and fired up the smoker about 07:00 this morning before I even had a cup of coffee!

    USDA Prime Brisket at Sam's along with Pork butt. Only doing one butt and the brisket today though. Gonna give the pulled pork to a friend for all the help with displays and stuff at the new shop. Maybe even a thin slice of Brisky if he behaves

    It was looking good at about the 2 hour mark

    My homemade rub on the pork and only salt and pepper on the Brisky


    After letting it rest for about an hour, I sliced into that bad boy and it is 9 kinds of awesome!!! First time I ever smoked a Prime cut and I am not disappointed as it was well worth the extra 50 cents per pound!
    It is fork tender and just melts in your mouth!

    I wish y'all could have a bite

    Last edited: May 26, 2014
  2. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looking good so far. Your friend's a lucky dude, that's nice of you to give him some pulled pork!

  3. Looks awesome so far - that's gonna be some good eating!  [​IMG]
  4. manzwood

    manzwood Fire Starter

    Did I read that tag on the pork butt @ 17.52 and brisket @ 11.77 Pounds right?

    I just gotta know if the Prime cut was worth the 50 cent/Lb extra...somehow I bet it will be nothing less than outstanding.

    What flavor of TSB are ya using today?

    I did boneless chicken thighs in a 50/50 mix of Mesquite & Hickory smoke last night. Let the chix bask in the TSB for about an hour and WOW were they good!
  5. radio

    radio Smoking Fanatic

    There were two butts in the bag and only cooking one of them today and freezing the other. 
    Meat is going up in price like a rocket here lately, so $3.68 was a good buy.  Harter house has regular choice grade brisket for $4.99 per pound. granted, it is trimmed a bit better than this packer was, but I only took off about a pound of fat so it wasn't too bad.

    using a combo of white oak and apple today.

    A bit ago I put the butt in a foil pan with some apple juice and the brisket in one with water, beef base and a cup of coffee.  Gonna have some killer gravies to with them tonight
  6. jp61

    jp61 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    [​IMG]  ....coming along nicely!
  7. radio

    radio Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks [​IMG]   It's at 183 right now, so should be ready right on time after a good rest.  I picked up some fresh baked Ciabatta buns yesterday, so gonna be some great sammiches[​IMG]
  8. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That all is lookin tasty ! Thumbs Up Gonna be some good eats for sure ! :yahoo:
    Last edited: May 26, 2014
  9. radio

    radio Smoking Fanatic

    Pics and update at the top in first post.  Absolutely awesome Brisket!!!

  10. Man that looks good!  [​IMG]   Nice job  [​IMG]
  11. ats32

    ats32 Smoking Fanatic

    That looks perfect! 
  12. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks awesome radio, be proud of that for sure ! Thumbs Up Great smoke ! :sausage:
  13. radio

    radio Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks guys[​IMG]   I think this is the best one I have done to date!  The prime cut probably had something to do with that and I can't wait to snag another one in the near future.  I just piled some meat on the Ciabatta roll and chowed down!  No sauce needed as the taste of the meat was just amazing.

    The taste buds are saying "More, more more!"  but the tummy is saying "Whoa up there fella!" [​IMG]
  14. There's always tomorrow man!   [​IMG]          [​IMG]
  15. radio

    radio Smoking Fanatic

    Yep.  guess what's for lunch?  and probably dinner too[​IMG]
  16. jp61

    jp61 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    ​WOW! [​IMG]

    You knocked that one out of the park!

    It looks amazing! Enjoy!
  17. Good plan - I like it!  [​IMG]
  18. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    That's a delicious lookin brisket...nice job!  [​IMG]

  19. radio

    radio Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks guys.  I started slicing at the small end after cooking it and just now had a big slab off of the point/flat end and OooooWeee it was GOOD!!!!

    Gonna stop and pick up a couple slabs of baby backs tomorrow night on the way home for a Sunday smoke in[​IMG]
  20. myoz

    myoz Newbie

    Wow looks great, what's your rub recipe. I use Jeff's but I'd like to try others too.

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