first time brisket

Discussion in 'Beef' started by jc1971, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. Here goes nothing

    so i am new to smoking so far i have done two loads of jerky (elk,buffalo,and beef) and one pulled pork!

    well now that i kinda know what i am doing i am trying brisket

    rubbed it with JEFFS naked rub (pulled pork had it as well) i like it alot

    rubbed it down the day before now it is 6 am and time for the smoker

    wedge removed top fat left on for flavor

    planning on 10 to 12 hrs at 220

    going to top it of with goodness gracious sakes alive bbq sauce

    any tips or hints i should really know abut would be great

    planning on slicing it so am planning on a done temp of 190

    pics will be posted as i open it up

    PS using  a breadley 4 rack digital smoker and mesquite pucks[​IMG][​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2011
  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    You didn't say how many pounds it is, but we usually figure about 2 hours a pound as a time estimate.

    Also, even for slicing you may want to take it to 195-200. It will be a lot more tender.

    Unless you like a real smoky flavor, mesquite is a little strong for brisket (IMHO), you could tone it down a little with hickory & still get a strong smoke flavor.

    Good luck!
     
  3. you are right i didnt say say the size

    it is 7 pnds

    i started it 1 hr and 20 mins agao with mesquite would it be to late to switch to hickory?
     
  4. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

      It's not to late,

    Just keep the door closed as much as possible, keep your temps steady, and let it ride.

    Good luck and keep us posted 
     
  5. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Good start jc !!!

    Hint: If you do happen to have a problem slicing because of it maybe being a little too tender, get the electric knife out.

    With that, and approximately no downward pressure, you could still get slices.

    Or you can always pull it.

    Bear
     
  6. ok so 6 hrs into it and looking great just wrapped it in foil meat temp is at 168 cant wait to see it in 6 hrs will post pics before and after slicing
     
  7. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    If you foiled it I don't think it will take 6 hours to finish.

    It will go quick in the foil, 2 to 3 hours maybe.
     
  8. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    What Al said !!

    Bear
     
  9. ok up date 

    sorry no pics though

    you guys were right done real soon but was so juicy and delicious

    every enjoyed it i sliced it went to get the cam and it was gone lol

    but hey lots of prime rib was left over for sammis today lol

    thanks for all you help 

    looking forward to my next smoking adventure

    even though i might end up broke and divorced lol

    jerry
     
  10. ok up date 

    sorry no pics though

    you guys were right done real soon but was so juicy and delicious

    every enjoyed it i sliced it went to get the cam and it was gone lol

    but hey lots of prime rib was left over for sammis today lol

    thanks for all you help 

    looking forward to my next smoking adventure

    even though i might end up broke and divorced lol

    jerry
     

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