My first smoke will be brisket

Discussion in 'Grilling Beef' started by smokeybear, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. Got a MF propane smoker for Christmas and will have my first smoke this Saturday.  I have decided to jump in with a beef brisket off the bat.

    1.  How long can I expect my tank to last...dont want to run dry in the middle of a smoke

    2. Feeding atleast 6 adults...what size brisket should I look at getting

    3.  Tips/tricks to help avoid a disaster on my first smoke
  2. I'll only answer #3 as I'm still a newbie as well, but use the search function OFTEN as there are so many different ways to do it and you'll find one that suits your style!  Good luck and welcome aboard! 

    Oh, and take pics!
  3. smokinal

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

  4. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Now Al is leading you down the right road. Your tank will last you many smokes even briskets. Now your brisket will shrink a fair amount (maybe a 1/4 of weight) and I figure for and main course about a 1/2 to 2/3 lbs per person. Larger amount for the really hungry guests. You can do just how Al told you to smoke your brisket but I only take my briskets to 195° internal temp. that way you can still slice it and it will hold up and not fall apart. Now go smoke your brisket and please don't forget us out here and remember the Q-View. 

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