Weekend Brisket for the Family

Discussion in 'Beef' started by scmelik, Jun 1, 2009.

  1. scmelik

    scmelik Smoke Blower

    So my grandma turned 80 this weekend and we decided that on Saturday night everyone was going to come down to my mom and dads house for supper and a get together. Well what a perfect opportunity to smoke something right, and my grandpa had asked us a couple of weekends ago if my dad or I had ever smoked a brisket before so we took that as a subliminal hint that we needed to do a brisket this weekend along with some fatties.

    Unfortunately my dad had to work this weekend and I have never used his smoker nor have I ever done a brisket but we were going to give it a shot. We got the brisket started at about 6:00 on Saturday morning and I kept it on a mix of mulberry and hickory smoke till about 11:00 when it got to about 163. Then it got wrapped in foil and back on the smoker, about 2:30-3:00 it was above 200 which really worried me. It felt like it was going way to quickly and I was so worried that it was going to be tough and terrible and since it was the first one I have ever done and all of my family was going to be there I was getting very very nervous. But I pulled it off and put it in the cooler to sit until we were ready to eat at about 7. It actually turned out way better than what I expected and it was nice and tender and had awesome flavor.

    Here is the brisket after getting all rubbed down.

    Here it is before slicing. I wasn't overly impressed with the bark that formed, but it tasted very very good.

    I thought we got pictures of it all sliced up but i cannot find them.

    Now my family has never heard of let alone know what a fatty is, so we made three of them. We tried to keep this on a pretty even keel so it didn't scare them to bad. We decided that we would make a pizza fatty, a spaghetti and meatball fatty, and then one that was alittle more risque with a jambalaya. These were alot bigger hit than I really expected them to be.

    Here is the three fatties taking alittle rest before slicing. The spaghetti is the one with no bacon. When I put these together I was slightly worried about that one because it never seemed to firm up even thought it spent all day in the fridge, but after being on the smoker it turned out very nice.

    Spaghetti and Meatballs

    Pizza. This one got alittle full on me and we had a small blow out.


    All in all we had a very sucessful smoke this weekend and every one seemed to be impressed and very full when it was all said and done.
  2. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Good grief scmelik~ Your pics made me want to reach into the screen and grab a handful of your pizza fattie! Wow....good deal, you make a good one. [​IMG]
  3. wmarkw

    wmarkw Smoking Fanatic

    Good looking grub dude!!
  4. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great job, Scott. Everything looks delicious. Glad everyone enjoyed the food you smoked.
  5. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Well sir, I had to give you points for that smoke! Everything looks excellent.[​IMG]
  6. grothe

    grothe Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That's a great lookin smoke...real nice job on all!!
  7. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Points for this!

    Glad the brisket turned out for you. The fatties look great too. The spaghetti one, I'll never get used to seeing that But it does look tasty. Happy Birthday Grandma.
  8. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thats a fine smoke there and I'm sure grandma was so proud of you.
  9. smokingscooby

    smokingscooby Smoking Fanatic

    Great job. That's some fine looking fatties there. How big was the brisket?
    Points for going solo[​IMG]
  10. scmelik

    scmelik Smoke Blower

    the brisket was about 13 lbs before dad trimmed it up a bit, and I think it ended at about 9 lbs.
  11. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great job.
  12. mcmelik

    mcmelik Smoke Blower

    I must say the son made the old man proud Saturday. He got a little nervous about using my smoker for the first time but he did just fine and I knew he would. It was also his first brisket so he didn't know what to expect. By the end of the smoke he told me that he was getting kind of spoiled by my CGSP. I am guessing he is going to have that on his Christmas list LOL...I am sure the family enjoyed the food because there wasn't many left overs. But they did have fun laughing at us while we where taking pictures of the finished product but they just don't understand how much a guy can learn posting on this site.....Thanks to everyone for all of the help we get here.....
  13. scmelik

    scmelik Smoke Blower

    Your right pop I think everyone enjoyed it and I can promise everyone here that it wouldn't have been half as good if I wouldn't have found this place.
  14. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I am glad that it all went well. It looked good. [​IMG]
  15. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I think it's great that we've got a father/son team on here.

    Does anyone else know of any other similar relationships on here?

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