New Member, New Smoker, 1st Brisket

Discussion in 'Beef' started by gunner69, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. gunner69

    gunner69 Meat Mopper

    So I got my Smoke Hollow early for Christmas.. Got it set up and seasoned.. Joined here... Cooked my first brisket man what a day... So without further adeiu here's the Qview...
  2. randya

    randya Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Looks very tender. What wood do your use? I haven't tried a Brisket yet,, What was the smoking time and temp when you pulled it off?

    Very nice thankls for sharing.
  3. That looks great, what temp did you cook it on and how long did it take till finish? I haven't attacked a brisket yet, but I'd like to soon.
  4. k5yac

    k5yac Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Looks really good for your first brisket. Heck, it looks good for your second or third too! Much better than I did on my first attempt.

    Brisket is usually one of the more difficult thinks to smoke well. Good job! [​IMG]
  5. gunner69

    gunner69 Meat Mopper

    It cooked for about 4 1/2 hours in the smoke which was a mix of Hickory and Alder. Temp was 300 according to the in door but I've been told they can be about 60 degrees off so lets say 250. Once it hit 170 internal I wrapped it and gave it another hour then pulled it and let it rest for about 45 mins while I made the rest of dinner.

    All in all I was very pleased with it. The smoke flavor was good but not overpowering.. I simply love my rub. It was very tender but a little dry I have to think this was because it was a lower quality cut of meat.

    I've got a tri-tip that I'm going to do over the weekend will see how that goes. And then its all or nothing for Christmas dinner.. 40-50lbs of prime rib, a full brisket and either a ham or pork loin for the pig lover in me.
  6. cajunsmoke13

    cajunsmoke13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice job Gunner. Looks great...You got it down...[​IMG]
  7. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks Great, Nice Job...[​IMG]
  8. csmith2884

    csmith2884 Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Looks great but if you thought a little dry .... I think you were a bit to hot at 250 and much to hot at 300. Also at 225 it will take longer but is worth it. I mopped every 2hrs till done 185 worked for me.

    My first (last weekend) took 14 hrs but was not dry at all.

    If you don't have one a notebook of smokes is priceless.
  9. treegje

    treegje Master of the Pit

    Yummy looking,points for your first [​IMG]

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