Practice Brisket with Q-view

Discussion in 'Beef' started by ontos, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. So I decided to try a practice brisket with some members of my team on Saturday.  The local grocer had only flats, no full packers.  The whole cook took about 6 hours, with a long stall at 155 F.  The results were satisfactory if not outstanding.  A lack of fat cap and the smaller size of the 4 pound flat made things a bit tough.  Foiled the brisket at 170 F and took to 200 F.  In future I think I'll foil a little earlier.  Any thoughts on this?  Rub was pretty basic.  Marinade was a simple beer, soy sauce, rub affair.   Would love to know what you think.  Happy smoking![​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
  2. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    The Brisket looks great, Flats are tricky. I smoke them in a pan the whole time and baste every 30 mins to keep the moisture to them.

    I also inject.

    Thanks for the Qview [​IMG][​IMG]
  3. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    If that was just a practice I can't wait to see the real thing. That is a mighty good lookin briskey!!!
  4. Actually that's the first brisket I've ever smoked.  I'm from southern VA; we only do pork down there.  This beef stuff is pretty good though.
  5. I like to foil after the bark is set (doesn't scratch easily off with a finger nail).  Your brisket looks like time well spent.
  6. This looks awesome. I haven't tried brisket yet 'cause it's just me and the wife eating it. A full packer with an overnight smoke just seems to be too much meat for us. Everyone on SMF suggests full packers. But a six hour smoke on a small flat would be a very good first try for me on brisket. How much did your flat weigh?
  7. 4 pounds.  Not huge, but good for a few friends and left overs for sandwiches the next day.  Pretty tasty, though I'd add some fat on the top to keep things tender.  
  8. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Very nice looking brisket, especially if it was your first. [​IMG]  I can't say my first brisket looked that good.
  9. carpetride

    carpetride Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks pretty good to me!
  10. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks good from here?

    Good luck and good smoking.
  11. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That's an excellent looking brisket. It looks like a winner to me!
  12. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    It is a good looking brisket. from here it looks soft and juicy well done 
  13. That's a great looking practice brisket! 

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