Need help with brisket

Discussion in 'Beef' started by charcoal junkie, Aug 4, 2015.

  1. charcoal junkie

    charcoal junkie Smoking Fanatic

    Going to try a 12lb brisket this weekend on my new Masterbuilt 40" 2.5. This will be my first cook in it and only my 2nd brisket ever. I plan on a simple rub of SPOG cooking at between 225° & 250°. Pulling at 160° wrapping then cooking until internal of 190° or so depending on how it feels. Cutting flat from point for sliced and burnt ends. Have i missed anything?
     
  2. charcoal junkie

    charcoal junkie Smoking Fanatic

    Should i spray it with anything? I read the other day to use mustard and pickle juice.
     
  3. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I would go with the SPOG... If slicing, I would go to 195 and hold there for an hour or 2.... Temp does not necessarily make for tender... Time at a temp of 195 will make for tender meat... it takes time for the collagen to break down.... I have had tender brisket when cooked to 185 and held for 6 hours.... fall apart tender without drying out.... the smoker temp was 205.... above 205 you start evaporating water faster....
     
  4. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    True...
     

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