Pecan Smoked Brisket on Mini WSM

Discussion in 'Beef' started by texas ray, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. texas ray

    texas ray Smoke Blower

    I got started late yesterday smoking a Brisket Flat on the Mini WSM and as a result it wasn't finished until midnight.  I made a quick unloaded sandwich for sampling before going to bed.  It will be good today with the Brisket Drippings (Au Jus) and with all the condiments.

    My injection and mopping sauce:  Put stick of butter into sauce pan, some Worcestershire Sauce, Garlic clove, Onion Powder, 1 cup low sodium Beef Broth, 1 cup Apple juice.  I also added a TBS of Lemon Juice and about 1/8 tsp of Cinnamon (that combination really enhances the real flavor of the beef).

    The Rub is basically Jeff's Rub.  To that I added about 1/2 cup of ground Roasted Pecan.

     
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  2. Lookin good.  Like the pecan idea.  Keep Smokin!

    Danny
     
  3. texas ray

    texas ray Smoke Blower

    Hello Danny.  You're a long way from Texas.  I just viewed your post on British Brisket - it appears that the Brit's know how to ruin a Brisket.  Thanks for the comments!
     
  4. LOL!!!  Yep, being a Texan, was a BIG!!! shock when I saw what passed for brisket here in England.  Since you read the post you can imagine the difficulty smoking that extra lean piece of meat.  I now know how to get a brisket that is cookable ( if that is a word) It ain't "packer" but comes out really good..  Keep Smokin!

    Danny
     
  5. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks Great, you sure are getting some good smokes going with your Mini! I have been using a bunch of pecan and pecan/cherry mixed this summer and really like the flavor profiles I have been getting. I bought a bunch of pecan at the end of last summer in the mark down bin and glad I did. No one here has had any. Going to have to order some this winter.
     
  6. texas ray

    texas ray Smoke Blower

    I've been thinking about trying that combo of pecan/cherry.  My grandson and I built two mini wsm's - I wanted the mini because we have been away from home & my WSM 22.5 Bullet.  The mini exceeded my every expectation.  Thanks for the comment.
     
  7. Hello.  Sorry to keep butt'n in.  That pecan cherry mix is the the real deal.  AWESOME!  You will not be disappointed.  Just my opinion.  Keep Smokin!

    Danny
     
  8. webowabo

    webowabo Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I agree with Case Ray... you are slinging some great food from the mini...that flat just barely fit in her! Hehe... keep it up!
     
  9. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    My mini is my go to smoker! Love the way it runs.

    Do give the pecan cherry mix a try its fantastic!
     
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  10. webowabo

    webowabo Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    OH MY.. I didnt realize the video until after my last reply.. for one. . great sound track.. I love the sound of the guitar. ... two.... great coloring and excellent smoke ring... now I wanna do a flat on my mini!
     
  11. texas ray

    texas ray Smoke Blower

    Thanks for the comments and great suggestions.  The sky is the limit on things that one can do when smoking, especially to serve something unique.  The mini is my go to for smaller smokes, but I do a lot of smoking for our church - the last smoke was 60 lbs of brisket on the WSM 22.5" bullet.  Keep on smokin!
     
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  12. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks great, how long did it take?

    I have a flat I want to do on the drum.
     
  13. texas ray

    texas ray Smoke Blower

    I believe I could have finished in 9-10 hrs. at 225, taking the meat to 180 and then wrapping and placing in an insulated ice chest.  However, I messed up and used a mix of left over charcoal and a new batch of Stubb's.  The old charcoal stopped my air vents.  I had to clean out the old ash and replenish and restart.  That's why it was midnight before I finished.
     
  14. texas ray

    texas ray Smoke Blower

    Update video including moving picture - Pecan Smoke Brisket Day 2.  Mr. Mac is performing magic!
     
  15. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That's pure torture!!! Thank goodness lunch is in a hour!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  16. thatcho

    thatcho Meat Mopper

    Glad i put the tri tip in this morn. Outstanding job sir.
     
  17. texas ray

    texas ray Smoke Blower

    I haven't smoked a tri-tip yet, but plan to in the future.  Would like to see pics of you tri-tip.  Thanks for the comment.
     
  18. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Bravo Ray ...Bravo

    I'll give 75% credit to the Mini and 25% to the cook..lol  ;)
     
  19. texas ray

    texas ray Smoke Blower

    Concur - Love the Mini!
     
  20. thatcho

    thatcho Meat Mopper

    Texas Ray here are the pics u wanted. Smoked over hickory @225 to IT of 135, Rested for hour. All o the MB Dual Fuel with no Mods.



    Probably pull a little sooner round 130 IT, Not enough pink for me
     

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