Smoking a Brisket (and a shoulder) today

Discussion in 'Beef' started by kevin james, Sep 27, 2014.

  1. kevin james

    kevin james Smoke Blower

    Decided to smoke a brisket and a shoulder today. I had a full packer cut down to a nice 6 pounds and picked out a nice 4 lb shoulder. Got them all rubbed down and into the smoker (MES 30) by 7AM. Hoping to have dinner around 8, we'll see how that goes.

    I didn't think to take any picks of them before they went in but here they are just after being loaded. Progress pics to follow.

  2. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    [​IMG][​IMG]  , I'm in. . .
  3. c farmer

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

    Me too.    [​IMG]        [​IMG]
  4. kevin james

    kevin james Smoke Blower

    Well, I'm happy to say everything turned out great! This was definitely my best brisket so far, although I was surprised how much it shrunk up lol.

    The brisket finished up to 195 at about 3:45 so I pulled it, wrapped it in foil and a towel and into the cooler for a nap while I waited for the shoulder to finish. A this point the shoulder was only at 171 and after about another 2 hours and not much movement I pulled the shoulder wrapped in foil and put it back to finish to 205. The shoulder finally finished at about 6:30 and went into the cooler for a nap.

    Then it was on to some sides. I got a little lazy and didn't feel like making beans from scratch and I always keep a couple cans of Bush's Maple and Bacon beans on hand just in case, so I cooked up a can of beans. Decided to make some bacon mac n cheese and throw that in the smoker for an hour. And then made some corn bread muffins. 

    And now for the pics....

    The 3 hour mark:

    The 6 hour mark:

    The brisket pulled out and ready for a nap at 8.5 hours:

    The pork shoulder ready to shred after a nap:

    The shoulder shredded and ready for plating:

    The brisket ready for slicing after a nap:

    And sliced in half:

    And brisket plated:

  5. reinhard

    reinhard Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    What a great combo!!! Looks like a tasty meal you got there!!.  Reinhard
  6. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Tasty looking meal! Nice Smoke!
  7. brooksy

    brooksy Master of the Pit

    Great smoke! I'd eat a plate or five!
  8. kevin james

    kevin james Smoke Blower

    Thanks everyone. I'll be following up with some pulled pork pizza tonight with some of the left overs.
  9. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    We're having pp pizza as well! Everything looked good brisket nice and juicy too!
  10. kevin james

    kevin james Smoke Blower

    Here's the pulled pork pizza pics:

  11. hickorybutt

    hickorybutt Smoking Fanatic

    Man I love pulled pork pizza...  Looks good!

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