First Brisket Atempt

Discussion in 'Beef' started by roscoe 2, Apr 17, 2015.

  1. roscoe 2

    roscoe 2 Newbie

    I got a nice brisket from the butcher yesterday and have it sitting in the fridge with a mustard and rub coating wrapped in plastic wrap.

    I also defrosted some wild boar chops from last year's hunt with a mustard and rub coating; but a different rub than the brisket.

    I'm firing up the WSM tomorrow morning and will be using some applewood chunks, apple cider in the wet pan and a cider spray every hour.

    I'm going to put the brisket in once I get the temp up to 220/230.  I plan to wrap it in foil once I get an internal of 165/170 and then bring it up to 190.  Then wrap in towel and in cooler for at least half hour.

    The boar chops will go in for about 2-2.5 hours and also basted with the apple cider to an internal of 160.

    If anyone has some additional input I would appreciate it.

  2. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    If your using a water pan I would just use water. Cook until the brisket is probe tender not to a certain IT. I don't spray stuff but if it works for you go for it,I bought a WSM to let it cook I'm to lazy to spritz or mop.:biggrin: I would let it rest more like an hour. Just allow plenty of time and you'll be golden! Good luck looking forward to your pics!
  3. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    I agree with B-One tooth pick test for tenderness, and if ya keep opening the lid your not cooking.
  4. roscoe 2

    roscoe 2 Newbie

    Thanks for the feedback.  Why water instead of the apple?
  5. demosthenes9

    demosthenes9 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Because you really don't get any added flavor with apple juice or any other kind of liquid in your water pan, it's just wasting money.   Spritzing with AJ is a different story as the flavor will transfer a bit.
  6. so ms smoker

    so ms smoker Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Cook to 190 IT and then use the toothpick test to see if it is done. It might take longer, or not.

  7. roscoe 2

    roscoe 2 Newbie

    Thanks everyone.  It's in the smoker now.  Temp stable at 235-237.  Will leave covered for a total of about 3-4 hours before I uncover and spray.  Also insert the probe at that time.

  8. roscoe 2

    roscoe 2 Newbie


    Here's the WSM in action

    The brisket just prior to placing in the WSM.  Coated with honey mustard and A-1 Garlic and Herb rub

    This is at 2pm for the first baste with apple cider. 

    This is the 3:10 mark for another baste and then foil wrap.  Internal is 169.

    At around 190 or so internal I'll check for tenderness.  If done I'll wrap in towels and place in a cooler.  Have some boar chops ready to go but they will only take about 2 hours.

  9. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Good job so far , be sure to post the finish shots .

    Have fun and ...
  10. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looking good,did you use regular A-1 or do they make a rub? I was thinking about A-1 on a brisket sometime.
  11. roscoe 2

    roscoe 2 Newbie

    B-one...I went to my local supermarket for some rub and noticed that A-1 has a line of rubs and I picked the Garlic and Herb one.  That rub and some honey mustard made up the coating.

    OK, here's the final

    Left it in the cooler for about an hour.  Maybe should have left it a bit longer because there was quite a bit of juice in there but the meat was tender and flavorful.

    Here's the boar chops, before and after,  that came out the most tender I've ever done them.

    I want to thank everyone who lent a hand.

    Last edited: Apr 18, 2015
  12. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks good! I'll check there stuff out next time I'm in the store!
  13. Nice Job,   Looks great


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