Unexpected rain and hail storm. Trying to salvage brisket

Discussion in 'Beef' started by johnnyd, Aug 28, 2016.

  1. johnnyd

    johnnyd Newbie

    Hey y'all, 

    During my second brisket smoke, a bad hail and rain storm blew in unexpectedly. I had my smoker covered with towels and some pans to try and deflect some of the rain, but I don't think it's going to pass over any time soon. How have you guys dealt with this?

    My IT is at 165 right now. I smoked for 6 hours then wrapped it and smoked for about 2 more hours before the storm hit. Would this be ruined if I moved it to the oven at 225 degrees? I wasn't adding any more smoke at this point anyway.

    Any advice is appreciated as I would hate for this to go bad.


  2. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yeah, throw it in the "O" @ 225-250*. If your smoke chamber temps drop it will force a stall on the meat...just moving it to the "O" will also force a stall, so don't sweat that. Get your oven preheated before you move it.

  3. johnnyd

    johnnyd Newbie

    thanks eric. I ended up doing this. I have faith it is still going to turn out just fine! I'll keep you guys posted.
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2016
  4. Good Move move, exactly what I would have done

  5. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yeah, it'll be good. To slow down the cooking once foiled never hurt a brisket... a little longer to melt the connective tissues and it'll be even more tender.

  6. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    So how did it turn out?


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