Need a brisket opinion w/ Qview

Discussion in 'Beef' started by bobbyk, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. Hey everyone. I'm going to do an 8lb center cut for a fantasy football draft party. I have the latest model MES 30 that I've produced excellent briskets with so far. Not a huge bark hound, more of a juicy tender taste here.

    I have my rub made already and I'm going to start the brisket Friday night at around midnight. I'm gonna cook it at 225* and I like extra smoke, so for the first three hours I'm gonna hit it hard with a cherry/hickory mix. I'll hit the sack around 3am and get up about 9 and hit it with more smoke. I need it done by 2pm on Saturday for a 2-3hour hot bag rest and slicing at 5.

    I haven't tried this, but I think I'm gonna put an aluminum pan under the rack the brisket is on to catch all my drippings and then when I hit 180-190 IT, I'm gonna put the brisket into the drip pan and finish it to 200 IT.

    What do y'all think?
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2013
  2. dieselaw

    dieselaw Fire Starter

    I want to be at your fantasy footbal draft! I think it sounds like a solid plan, U know your smoker best! Nice part is you can rest it if you are done early, so i like the idea of starting early. Only thing, i heard that after meat reaches an IT of 140 it doesnt really take in any more smoke? Either way, enjoy and post some pics!
  3. megt123

    megt123 Smoke Blower

    Just curious. Why cook it in the juice for 10-20 degrees? If you are going to rest it then rest it in the drippings. Just an idea. if it works I will try it.
  4. It's just a theory. Almost like sautéing it in the juices and then it will rest in them as well. I dunno.
  5. diesel

    diesel Smoking Fanatic

    We would pan the brisket at 170-180 and add a cup of apple juice. Then tent it with foil.  Once it reaches 200 deg.  we would put it in a cooler big enough to hold the pan and let it rest.  The pan was always full of lot of juice.  Great for dipping.

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  6. Draft party brisket ready to go in

  7. Woke up at 0830. Current IT is 166
  8. High noon. IT is 171. Stall time

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