First Brisket

Discussion in 'Beef' started by alanb, May 4, 2013.

  1. Started a 13 pounder at 2am 225• we'll see how it turns out. 5 hours in 165•
  2. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Lookin' good so far, Alan...[​IMG]

  3. looks good Alan. I can't wait to see it finished. did you use a rub? what are you cooking it in?

    happy smoken.

  4. Simple rub I put together, brown sugar, salt, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, and a few hot pepper flakes. Cooking it on a kingfisher stick burner. It's wrapped up and sitting at 172*. I'm waiting for it to stall but temps keep going up, I think I'll close up some vents and back the temp down to 210*
  5. 6 hours in cooking faster than what I thought sitting at 180* I'm hoping the thermo on my cooker is close to accurate. I backed the temp down 15-20* hope it turns out.
  6. i am thinking you may be a lot hotter than you think. your below 1/2 hour per pound. i have done fast smoked briskets that turned out pretty good. so don't worry. can you check the meat thermometer? boiling water or ice water test? if not use a tooth pick. poke it in several places. when the temp says it is done. if it is hard to push in or pull out  a tooth pick it is not tender.

    happy smoken.

  7. it could be the meat probe.

  8. Just bought the meat probe guess it could be off. For that matter I just got the cooker as well. Did ribs and two chickens last week end and they turned out and the chickens where done. Looks like the brisket is stalled at 181*. Guess well see
  9. Almost 7 hours in at sitting at 183*
  10. Lol, ok changed out thermo on my smoker and it was 35-50* off backed off temps. How should I finish it? Keep it at 225?
  11. Do you have it wrapped I'm foil? (Texas crutch)?
  12. Yes in a 1" pad and wrapped.
  13. It ought to push on thru the stall then here soon ! Good job so far though! Looks great. It just might be a little stubborn!
  14. Pan, it's been a long night.
  15. Hang in there. The fruits of your labor will be worth it! You plan on resting it in the cooler for 1 or 2 hours?
  16. Going to pull it off at 200 and let it rest for two hours
  17. 225 to 250 should be good. glad you found your proble. it will still be good eating.

    happy smoken.


    something to remember.

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  18. Back on track!
  19. we all like to see pics.

  20. Burnt ends are on brisket resting. It was falling apart tender when I put in the cooler.

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