Smoked brisket plateau. Data log to show it !

Discussion in 'Beef' started by argofanatic, Aug 25, 2014.

  1. Hi there. I smoked my first brisket the other day after reading as much as I could from all you experienced smokers out there.

    The brisket turned out excellent and cooked somewhat faster than anticipated.

    I was prepared for a 15 to 20 hour smoke after reading guidelines of 1-1.5 hrs per pound. After 10 hours the wait was over.

    I threw a 15lb full packer on my smoker and kept it pretty close to 250F the whole time.

    I had a thought at that point and decided to throw some electronics at the smoker and capture my brisket experience for analysis.

    I guess you can call it Q-View.

    ;)

     
  2. knifebld

    knifebld Smoking Fanatic

    That is really cool Argo...what kind of probe/software gives helps generate this graph?

    Any pictures of you brisket? How'd it turn out?
     
  3. Howdy neighbor,

    The data logger is a little project I threw together using thermocouples and a raspberry pi ($35 Linux computer). The software is actually for home energy monitoring http://openenergymonitor.org/emon/

    I use this setup to monitor my house energy consumption and decided to use it with my smoker. I'm an electronics/programming kind of guy.

    Pictures, probably next week when my camera comes back.

    How did it turn out ?

    I was pleasantly surprised, it was amazing ! Definitely on my list of favorites.

    Cheers!
     
  4. knifebld

    knifebld Smoking Fanatic

    Very interesting, would love to know more about it...might have to take a drive up to Mayo someday! LOL

    Congrats on the brisket!
     
  5. Hi Gary, yup I read those very informative posts of yours prior to my brisket attempt.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Chad, I'd be more than happy to 'talk shop' with a fellow smoker, especially since we're practically neighbors.
     

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