First Prime Brisket

Discussion in 'Beef' started by nmaust, Sep 27, 2014.

  1. nmaust

    nmaust Meat Mopper

    I went to Costco to grab a brisket yesterday evening & found to my surprise that Prime brisket was only $3.79/pound compared to $3.49 for Choice, so I made the obvious decision. So, in currently 1.5 hours in to what will likely be a long smoke since the brisket is over 15#. Just salt, pepper, a mix of oak & Mesquite lump charcoal and pecan logs. Gonna be a long night on the patio, but I'm perfectly happy to stay out here in 70 degree temperatures with a cooler full of beer.

     
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2014
  2. nmaust

    nmaust Meat Mopper

    About 4 hours in. IT is currently 140, & I'm smoking at 220-230 since I don't need to eat until around 7pm when the Cowboys kickoff against the Saints. It's been a long time since I've done a brisket without the Texas Crutch, but I'm thinking a Prime cut deserves to be done straight up.
     
  3. Looking good.
     
  4. nmaust

    nmaust Meat Mopper

    9 hours in, & we're at 169 after stalling around 160 for several hours. I'm hoping for a secondary stall since I don't really want it to be at 190 for another 12 hours.
     
  5. nmaust

    nmaust Meat Mopper

    I got the stall I wanted, & now we're sitting at 172 after 12.5 hours.
     
  6. joopster

    joopster Smoking Fanatic

    looking good, gonna make burnt ends as well?
     
  7. Looks good. You got this one made. When it gets to where you want it with a toothpick test You will be able to hold it at temp for that amount of time.

    Happy smoken.

    David
     
  8. nmaust

    nmaust Meat Mopper

    Not making burnt ends. Gonna eat some of the brisket with family and then vacuum seal & freeze the rest.
     
  9. nmaust

    nmaust Meat Mopper

    Pulled it off the pit about an hour ago and stuck it in a cooler. Looking forward to slicing it in a few hours.
     
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2014
  10. brooksy

    brooksy Master of the Pit

    Tasty looking hunk of beast!
     
  11. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice looking Smoke!
     
  12. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    What no burnt ends?!?! That shouldn't be legal! Great looking brisket!
     
  13. joopster

    joopster Smoking Fanatic

    YUM!
     
  14. brooksy

    brooksy Master of the Pit

    Can't wait to see some sliced pics so the drooling can start
     
  15. nmaust

    nmaust Meat Mopper

    Here's the finished product. I actually thought it looked somewhat dry, but once I ate it, it turned out it was wonderful juicy and had amazing flavor.
     
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  16. brooksy

    brooksy Master of the Pit

    mmmmmmm brisket :drooling
     
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2014
  17. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice, and if I understood you correctly , you babysat the whole gig... Kudos and points for your patience...

    Stan...............
     
  18. nmaust

    nmaust Meat Mopper

    I did babysit it the whole time and am still recovering from it, but it's fun to do every so often.
     

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