Our second brisket

Discussion in 'Beef' started by the little rivets, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. The time has come for us to make another wonderfull brisket, but this time we didn't have the help from Rivet. This was our first brisket done all by ourselves, and using all the experience Rivet has given us we were able to smoke an awesome brisket.

    Up at six, with the cofee pot going, we fired up the smoker using apple wood.

    Here are the two flats we got. We searched everywhere but could not find a single butcher who was selling a whole brisket. We couldn't even find a point, so we had to settle for two firstcut flats. The bigger one was 5.5 pounds and the smaller was 2 pounds. For the bigger brisket we used a rub consisting of paprika, ground mustard, garlic powder, coriander, cumin, and thyme. For the second brisket we only used crushed pepper.

    The meat goes on the smoker around 7:00. After five hours we open the smoker to get our first look at the meats. We spritzed them with olive oil, and took the temp. The larger brisket was at 141 and the smaller was at 150. They were looking great already! [​IMG]

    After a couple of more temp checks I found the larger flat to be stalling at 150, and after a couple more hours, to my relief, the temp began rise. Around 6:00 the meat was ready. We took them off the smoker and quickly foiled them, wrapped them in towls, and put them both in a cooler to rest. During the foiling process we put in some Corona beer for effect. After an hour of resting we took the two meats out and began to slice them for brisket sandwiches, and boy did they look great.

    The brisket tasted wonderfull! It was very moist and the rub was great. A great thanks goes out to Rivet for introducing and teaching us the great joy of smoking. Hope you all enjoyed our thread and have a great smoke.[​IMG]
  2. old poi dog

    old poi dog Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    [​IMG]Great Brisket...the smoke ring on those things are incredible!!!...Can you send some over to my table please?
  3. I wish I had some more, but It was so good We ate it all[​IMG]
  4. bigtrain74

    bigtrain74 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks great! Nice job on these!
  5. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That is some fine looking brisket!
    Really great job, looked tender and juicy and had a beautiful smoke ring.
    Definitely a smoke worthy of some [​IMG]
  6. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That is great looking and love the smoke ring...[​IMG]
  7. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    The Master taught you well Grasshopper...

    The Brisket is Great... [​IMG]
    Excellent Smoke Ring...[​IMG]
  8. Thankyou, it tasted really great[​IMG]
  9. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I am seriously impressed! That was a juicy brisket you two made and what a smoke ring too~ picture perfect. Congratulation on an excellent solo brisket; you tigers have sure taken to the smoke and fire!

    I better get hoppin' and smoke something, 'cause you all are showing me up!

  10. bbq engineer

    bbq engineer Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I absolutely loved this post, and couldn't have been cheering for you two any more. Great looking smoke, and fantastic smoke ring on that beautiful brisket. Rivet, you done good with "The little Rivets"!

  11. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Points to you for you First Solo effort. Looks great.
  12. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    [​IMG]Great job on the briskets! Awesome looking posts too

  13. tasunkawitko

    tasunkawitko Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    very, very good job ~ the little rivets should be proud and so should big rivet! a brisket is a piece of meat taking a lot of skill, and you guys did very well on the first attempt, as good as or better than a lot of older folks.

    congratulations and points!
  14. wingman

    wingman Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Great smoke job on the Brisket. They look awesome! [​IMG]
  15. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    WOWthe little RIVET's have done good. they have done realy really good and I might say a good size chip off the old block there John .[​IMG][​IMG]
  16. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    you had a great teacher[​IMG]
    [​IMG]to all for job well done.
    excellent smoke ring[​IMG]
  17. ugaboz

    ugaboz Smoking Fanatic

    great pics everything looks good man congrats
  18. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    You two gotta be killin' your old man. Combo of the great looking brisket not to mention the pride he must be feeling for leading you down the path of smoking meat. Aside from all that...ya done good. It's an awesome looking brisket!

    [​IMG][​IMG]to both of you!
  19. georgialee

    georgialee Newbie

    Sorry for not replying to your post sooner. I had to buy a new computer after drueling all over mine while looking at your pictures.

    Great Job! [​IMG]
  20. ciolli

    ciolli Meat Mopper

    Great looking brisket! Makes me hungry!

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