My first brisket (with Q-view)

Discussion in 'Beef' started by bernarc, Jul 27, 2015.

  1. bernarc

    bernarc Fire Starter

    I'm relatively new to the smoking world and today I decided to tackle my first brisket. Nothing huge. I had a 6 pound flat.

    I put it on my Napoleon Apollo smoker (very similar to a WSM) at 9am. It was a very hot day today so I used the water pan in order to avoid any issues with temp spikes.

    It got up to about 170 when it stalled for a couple of hours. I wrapped it in foil and got it up to approx 200 degrees when I pulled it. I then let it rest for close to an hour.

    When I unwrapped it, this is what I had.

    I sliced it and it looked pretty good. Tasted good too.

    For my virgin run, I thought it went well. The only complaint I had was the rub recipe I used was way too salty. But that's an easy fix.

    Any thoughts?
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  2. aggie94

    aggie94 Smoking Fanatic

    I think it looks delicious!  You got a great bark, nice smoke ring, and it doesn't look all dried out.  I think you did well.  Flats are a nice size but aren't easy to smoke well.  Just give me some cheap sandwich bread and jalapenos and I'ld be set!
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2015
  3. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    As usual , I'm late for the party . I am disapointed too , That looks Marvelous...[​IMG]'

    [​IMG]on your first . . .


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