My first smoke - Brisket

Discussion in 'Beef' started by checkerfred, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. checkerfred

    checkerfred Smoke Blower

    I built a smoker out of an old oven and thought I would try it out for the first time with a brisket. Actually, this was the first time for me to smoke anything. I thought it turned out really well. It was moist, tender, and had a slight smoke flavor...not too much! Thanks to SQWIB's thread on thin blue smoke! I had no idea about that and read over his thread...I instantly went from a smoker full of smoke to just a slight TBS coming out. I'll post some pics later of my smoker. I just use a rub of paprika, onion and garlic powder, pepper, sea salt, brown sugar, chili powder, and rosemary. I also sprayed it down twice with a mixture of Dale's Seasoning liquid, olive oil, and dr. pepper. I had my smoker preset at 225 but when I put the meat in it went to 200..I had it turned all the way up (electric) but I finally got the temp back to 225 by adding more wood to my pan. It was about a 8 lb brisket and it took me about 12 hrs....I cut it off at 185 internal temp. I'm sure my smoke was not textbook but it tastes good! lol

    it won't let me add pictures for some reason...says I don't have permission
     
  2. checkerfred

    checkerfred Smoke Blower

    Was finally able to upload pics!

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  3. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    A admin should come around and unlock you, it keeps the spammers out that way. [​IMG]
     
  4. checkerfred

    checkerfred Smoke Blower

    yeah I was finally able to upload them!  Thanks!
     
  5. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks nice & juicy Fred!   [​IMG]

    Great job for your first try!
     
  6. checkerfred

    checkerfred Smoke Blower

    Thanks Al!  Can't wait to start smoking more stuff!
     

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