Need a good brisket recipe...

Discussion in 'Sauces, Rubs & Marinades' started by monctynj, May 10, 2011.

  1. monctynj

    monctynj Newbie

    Hey Everyone...gonna use the Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker for the first time this weekend and was wondering where I can find a good recipe.  Thanks!
  2. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Try using the handy dandy search tool up top!!

  3. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  4. coffee_junkie

    coffee_junkie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    If it is your first smoke ever I would go with a pork butt or a fattie....Brisket is not a novice piece of meat IMO
  5. Too many variables involved you may be unaware of. I wanted to do a brisket first time. Cooler heads prevailed and I listened to them. Glad I did. Pork butts are good 1st smokes. They are much more forgiving if something goes awry. A brisket can take a really long time and if you are not proficient in the fire control of your new smoker you could be in for a long hard ride.
  6. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Grats on your new smoker, and I would agree with the others - start with something a little more foregiving. The WSM's tend to run hot for the first 6 or 8 smokes which is not good for cooking a brisket. If you want a quick easy smoke go with ribs and chicken, if you want a longer more challenging smoke do a pork butt - a longer smoke, but still a very foregiving piece of meat if your temps get away from you.

    Regardless of what you smoke make sure you get a couple of digital probe thermometers, accurate thermometers are a must have for any smoker.
  7. fife

    fife Master of the Pit

    Good luck
  8. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    If you do decide to do the brisket and it comes out a bit dry or doesn't cook all the way remember you can put it in the oven with a bit of sauce, liquid and bake it slow to tender it up.  Even put it on top the stove and do a braise.

    A lot of people put the brisket on the smoker for a couple of hours to get the smoke flavor then transfer to the cooktop or oven.  I think that is a mortal sin but I have done it and it does produce a good meal if you are still learning or run out of time to tend the smoker.

  9. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    [​IMG]Alblancher, being the cooks we are,I had a feeling you were going to say that[​IMG]

    Alblancher means well, but saving the mistake is how Chefs workLOL.

    Welcome and actually;IMHO-I would start with a Pork Butt as it is very forgiving,Briskets-NO!

       I'm convinced that you would not have the patience the sit and NOT want to open that door[​IMG]

    It's my thought that leaving your Brisket in with NO PEEKING for the hours it takes for it to melt

    into delicious , tender Heaven.After you learn'REAL' patience, you shouldn't waste your $$$.

       Sorry,Al, and NJ,but these are hard times and I just thought you mioght need the heads up?

    If not, disregard this message and I'll go to the Penalty Box[​IMG]

    Stan   aka   oldschool

    Have fun and...

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