Lazy Labor Day Brisket 2013

Discussion in 'Beef' started by pepperfarmer18, Sep 3, 2013.

  1. This is my first post, so work with me.  Decided to do a brisket on Labor Day, just for competition practice.  Well, and of course to enjoy.  I trimmed the brisket Sunday night and rubbed it with my homemade beef rub.

    Got up bright and early Monday and started the smoker.  I'm using a Char-Griller Outlaw model.  Used a mixture of about 80% Hickory and 20% Apple for smoke.  I also scored the fat cap and added a little more rub before I threw it on the smoker, fat side up, about 5:30.  Smoking around 250 degrees.

    Took a little nap while she was cooking and then went and got some fresh jalapenos out of the garden and made a few ABT's just for a snack.  Put them on around the 4 1/2 hour mark.  Checked the IT of the brisket and I was already at 158.  I flipped the brisket over and spritzed with a little apple juice/vinegar mixture at this point.  Shut the lid and let the ABT's go for for about and hour and a half. 

    I hit a little bit of a stall around this time, only going from 160 to 164 from 5 to 7 1/2 hour mark.  I waited another half hour and wrapped it, put it back on the smoker at 250.  Checked IT again at the 9 hour mark and I was at 191, getting close.  Another 15 minute wait and I was at a beautiful 196.  I took the brisket off, separated the point and flat, and wrapped the flat tightly in more foil.  Stuffed it in a cooler with towels to keep warm and get those juices just right.  The point I let sit for about 15 minutes before I cut it into chunks for burnt ends.  Tossed them in a foil pan with some of my bbq sauce, a little more rub, and some of the reserved cooking juices from when I wrapped it.  Put back in smoker for 2 hours at 250 to let them carmelize and to let my flat rest.  After about 12 hours total from when the brisket went on, I was ready to slice the flat and enjoy some beautiful brisket.  Might have been just a few minutes over done, but the texture was great, smoke ring looked pretty, and I was happy.  And full!

    Hope you all enjoyed reading this post!  Happy Smokin'
  2. yotzee

    yotzee Smoking Fanatic

    Man, shoulda been at your house!  That looks fantastic!  Nice cook!
  3. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks tasty, nice job!

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