my first brisket

Discussion in 'Beef' started by zeller, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. zeller

    zeller Newbie

    so i am gonna pop my brisket cherry today.. any tips?

    i planned on using oak and my great grand fathers rub recipe but what about a mop anyone got a good one out there? not to sweet not to spicy? what are mops for?
     
  2. roksmith

    roksmith Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    Oak is a great choice for brisket..
    As for a mop, if you use one, it should be something that goes well with the rub. I don't mop my briskets, but I always do packers with a nice fat layer.....and I like a crusty crust.
    Best advice I can give for your first brisket is have patience.
    Don't rush it...keep your smoker temp steady and wait for the meat to come up to the proper temp.
    Brisket is a tough piece of meat and if you rush it or take it out too soon, you'll have a tasty piece of rubber.
     
  3. Best Advice is to have fun!

    I just did my 1st one this past weekend and I started at 8 AM and had dinner on the table by 4.

    I didn't mop it, I smoked it fat cap up... I think it turned out very very well... Next time i'm going to throw a mop together and mop it and see how it turns out.

    (pic below)
     
  4. grothe

    grothe Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF zeller

    X2!
     
  5. zeller

    zeller Newbie

    im gonna go get some beer turn up the radio and ill be sure to take some pics..
     
  6. grothe

    grothe Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Off to a GREAT start!!!
     
  7. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That is the first thing.[​IMG]
     
  8. txbbqman

    txbbqman Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    [​IMG] What Gene said


    Sounds like your off and running, me personally I don't mop very often and if I do it's only at the end of the smoke. If you mop to early you risk washing off your rub.

    Can't wait to see pics

    Good Luck and Happy Smokes
     
  9. zeller

    zeller Newbie

    so do yall flip the brisket? i would tihnk not... and whats the cooler at the end do for it?
     
  10. grothe

    grothe Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I don't flip them.

    The cooler is for "the rest"....redistributes the juices inside the brisket.
     

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