Rainy day brisket

Discussion in 'Beef' started by chase1300, Nov 11, 2014.

  1. chase1300

    chase1300 Fire Starter

    Well I finally did it.....my FIRST brisket. I have been afraid to do a brisket, but I finally broke down and got a small 2.8 lbs brisket flat I think. The weather was nice today, about 60 degrees. Tomorrow it's supposed to drop into the 30's. So I figured it was today or wait until spring. It was about 60 when I started, but cloudy. It started raining about 3/4 of the way thru the smoke. I got the IT up to about 170 and finished it up in the oven. I never realized how fast rain would drop the temps in my fire box. I did the brisket and a small chuck roast. First time for a roast also. I can't stand to see just one piece of meat on that big grate. Lol. The roast didn't turn out as well as the brisket did. But I will be trying again when the weather is better.

    The 3 lbs roast
    I also made some Mac & Cheese to go with it. I ran out of noodles so I had to use Tri-color bow tie noodles.

    I guess I am a little bit shallow, because I am thoroughly impressed by the smoke smoke ring. I know it doesn't make it taste any better....but it looks sooooooo good. I don't think I have ever smoked anything that had such a red ring. It all tastes fantastic. My finance says it's the best I've ever made. So as long as mama is happy....I'm happy.

    Thanks again for all the help that I have received from this site. You guys are awesome. For the last 2 days I have been reading everything I could about brisket and chuck roasts. The search bar is my friend. Comments are greatly appreciated.
  2. c farmer

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

    Looks great. Awesome ring. The ring just makes it look good.
  3. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great ring
  4. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Very go0od , your Meat looks great and the M/C looked good too[​IMG], Bow - Tie and all [​IMG]
  5. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Looks delicious Chase...pretty smoke ring! Very nicely done!

  6. bruno994

    bruno994 Master of the Pit

    Very nice sir!  You're not alone, we all love to see the smoke ring...
  7. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Very nice looking brisket!  I too get excited by the ring, even if it doesnt change the taste.  You eat with your eyes first right?

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