New from nevada! with a question!

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by thomask702, Dec 28, 2009.

  1. thomask702

    thomask702 Newbie

    Hey guys, i just got a Masterbuilt Electric Smoker for christmas. i have so far smoked 2 beef tri tips, and a brisket. i used mesquite for the tri tip and hickory for the brisket. i guess this is more of a query than an introduction, so here goes:

    i cut my brisket in half and gave it a good rub, it was 8.5lbs whole. i didnt trim any fat off of it, i just rubbed it and let it sit for about 2 days. i put it in the smoker this morning at about 10:00, temp was at 220* at 2:00 i decided i wanted one of those electric thermometers, so i went down to target with my gift card and got one. the old one i think was off (judging by how the tri tip turned out) when i got back i gave it a quick rinse and stuck it in the meat. it read 185! i thought, oh crud! its done 5 hours early! what to do!?!?!? so i put it in a baking dish, covered with foil and wrapped it in my wifes nice fleece blanket[​IMG][​IMG] - and stuck it in the cooler. dang baked beans arent even done!

    ive read all over that the meat should reach a certain temp adn just hang up, im assuming that didnt happen here today. and now im hungry and i cant eat yet, because the company's not going to be here for another few hours!

    what happened[​IMG]

    thanks for the help!


    Edit: also, i have about 2 cups of liquid from the smoking, i want to make au jue out ofit, but i am a bit lost, any tips?
    thanks again
  2. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Thomas welcome to SMF glad you joined us. You should check that new thermometer you just got to make sure its accurate. Get a pot of water boiling and carefully put the last inch or so of the probe into the water and it should read 212 or very close. Don't burn your hand holding the probe and don't submerge the whole probe. You can also check it in ice. As for the Au Jus put the juice in a measuring cup or something and place it in the freezer for a bit when the fat gels on top take it out and scrap the fat off then reheat the juice
  3. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    and what piney said...........
  4. thomask702

    thomask702 Newbie

    thanks guys! talked to a nice gentleman in the chat room that gave me some great advice!

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  6. etcher1

    etcher1 Master of the Pit

    Welcome to SMF. You've come to the right place!
  7. thomask702

    thomask702 Newbie

    thanks again guys, mballi, that brisket is almost done and i cant wait to cut into it! i would really be interested in how to smoke corned beef into pastrami... it just sounds amazing!

    the au jue that came out of the brisket is a bit strong, any good tips on getting it in tip top shape?

    thanks again!

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  12. thomask702

    thomask702 Newbie

    thanks again guys! glad to be here. i will check out the 5 day e course, for sure!

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