First time smoking a brisket

Discussion in 'Beef' started by dog158, Aug 25, 2014.

  1. 6.5 pound flat. Smoked in Hickory and a little apple wood chunks, for 9hrs.
    Taste great. Not bad for my first go of it.
     
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  2. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks Real Good, as a matter of Fact !!![​IMG]

    Nice Job!![​IMG]

    Bear
     
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2014
  3. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks great! You have to love smoked brisket!

    Disco
     
  4. Man that's some bomb looking Brisket!!!  Great first one

    Scott
     
  5. Thanks!!!! First time doing a brisket. And first time smoking.
     
  6. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    My! I am sorry to be the one to break the news to you. Most people who have a great first smoke like this become addicted to smoking. There is no known cure or successful ten step programs. 

    You may be doomed to making great food and having fun.

    Disco
     
  7. Thanks Disco, I'm pretty excited. Made for some relaxation, after a busy week. And a couple of cold ones for good measure. Was surprised the smoker did well. It looks ugly, but works well.
    Jim
     
  8. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I thank God Ugly doesn't mean Useless!!![​IMG]

    Bear
     
  9. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yep, you are addicted. There is something about being home, taking your time to cook a meal for your family, relaxing and then having a great meal. I am happy your first smoke turned out great. My first couple didn't and I struggled until I found this forum. I have learned a lot, my smoking improved and I met many great people.

    Please continue smoking and posting! Oh, have another cold one for me!

    Disco
     
  10. Disco There is definitely a great deal of good information here!
    Will do, both. ;)
     
  11. dish

    dish Meat Mopper Group Lead

    Great job!  Just did my first brisket last week.  Turned out great.  I'm hooked.[​IMG]
     
  12. Bear
    Nothing wrong with ugly at all. The smoker was a homemade one by the previous owner of my house. And he left it for me. It's old and beat up, but until I can find a welder to fix the legs,I'll do my best to keep it running.
     
  13. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Very good , Dog , very good indeed [​IMG]  . nice ring and all [​IMG]

    Do some more and . . .
     
  14. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    LOL----My point exactly------Like your smoker, I'm old & beat up & worn out, but still making good smoked stuff on occasion.[​IMG]

    Bear
     
  15. I'll second what Bear said, I'm ready for my 100,000 mile tune up or maybe an overhaul. Pretty doesn't always make good Q  I have been to BBQ cook off's  and tasted Q that came off $20,000 dollar smokers that were terrible and some fantastic Q that came off ECB's

    Brisket color looked great, bark was outstanding  Good Job

    Gary S
     
  16. edpal

    edpal Newbie

    I'm smoking my first brisket tomorrow hope it turns out as good as your looks
     
  17. Dog,

    That's a really nice looking brisket. That bark looks outstanding and IMHO one of the most best things about Q. I love bark. 
     
  18. one eyed jack

    one eyed jack Master of the Pit

    Nice bark, ring, and juicy looking slices.  Looks like you hit it out of the park, especially for your first smoke.  Plenty of folks work long and hard to get brisket results like that.  [​IMG]
     
  19. smokeymoake

    smokeymoake Meat Mopper

    Nice job. It sure does make for a nice day when they say "damn thats good"
     

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