Smoked my first brisket (pic)

Discussion in 'Beef' started by dml85, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. dml85

    dml85 Newbie

    To be honest I didn't plan on posting on here, but after my results I wanted to share :)  I've lurked here for a few days trying to get all the pointers I could get.  I smoked a chicken earlier in the week with decent results, so I decided to go with a brisket for my wife's baby shower. 

    Here's what I did.

    1.Let it sit in KC Masterpiece BBQ rub over night
    2.Smoked at around 225 until the meat temp was 165.
    3.Then I took it out, wrapped it in foil with apple juice and smoked again until the meat was 190.
    4.After that I took it out and let it sit in the microwave for about 30 minutes to soak up the extra juices and then cut and serve.

    I used mostly hickory wood chunks with a little bit of apple wood. Overall it took like 12 hours, but that's mostly due to all of this being so new to me. Hopefully I can get it to like 8-10 hours.

    I didn't soak my wood chunks, any advice if that makes a big difference?  I didn't get the bark I wanted but I think that's due to my rub?

    I definitely need to get a better carving knife!

  2. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    It looks excellent from here! Glad you decided to post!!

    Congratulations on your upcoming new family member too! [​IMG]
  3. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great especially for your first one. I use my electric fillet knife for carving my brisket it works slick.
  4. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks Great...


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  5. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice smoke ring you got on that brisky

    Thanks for sharing

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  6. Great job on that brisket...I agree with Rap...excellent smoke ring!!!![​IMG]
  7. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    [​IMG]    Nice smoke ring on that brisket!
  8. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Well done it looks good  I am glad you joint us

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