First try at brisket desperately need help!!

Discussion in 'Beef' started by ufert, Apr 6, 2014.

  1. Hey guys I am in need of some much needed help. My son wants me to smoke a brisket for his birthday and to have it pulled. I am ashamed to say I don't know much of anything about briskets. What type of brisket should I try and buy to use? What style makes the best pulled brisket? I've seen numerous posts but I am still confused on what part is what and what is the right cut for pulled brisket? Thanks for any help with this everybody I really want to give him a good birthday dinner!! I am one worried dad!!
  2. Ufert, I have better luck with pork butts - generally larger pieces of meat and less expensive. I did two 8-lb butts last week on my Traeger and they were brilliant.
  3. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    If he wants pulled beef, I say go with a chuck roast. Cheaper and easier. You can rub it with whatever you'd like and smoke it like you would a pork butt. There are some great posts on here that will give you all the right info. I have followed them and made some great pulled beef. Just search "Chuckies" in the search engine.
  4. Awesome thanks for the info and advice I will definitely check that out!!
  5. Or, ask why he wants it pulled instead of sliced... Show him some QView here... He might change his mind! [​IMG]
  6. geerock

    geerock Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member


    buy a whole packer brisket and slice the point and chop the flat for "pulled brisket".
  7. That's what I will do geerock!!! That's the best of both worlds!! Good call

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