another 1st time brisketer

Discussion in 'Beef' started by bbqchris, Feb 12, 2008.

  1. Ok so i've been reading up this very helpful forum for about a month now. At the same time i looked into purchasing a vertical gas smoker from the states (as here in Australia, the 2 easily available store bought smokers are very expensive, one of the being the BGE and over $1000 AU)

    So i decided to buy a vertical gas smoker off ebay and pay the hefty shipping fee of $190 US to get it down under. So theres my story out of the way.

    I've since been researching all the techniques, rubs/mops, smoke clouds and advice which has been alot of help for a newbie like me.

    So for my first smoke i hope to do a brisket and also some stuffed jalapeno's to tie us over whilst i camp out.

    Heres my plan:

    1. pick meat and trim fat (hopefully a 8 or so pound cut of meat)
    2. Rub Worcestershire sauce on meat then apply rub and let marinate in fridge for 6-12hrs
    3. Fire up smoker early sunday morning or late sat nit
    4. smoke for 3 hrs at 225F without opening the door. then as rough guide 1.5 hrs for every pound of meat.
    5. check temp of meat in the flat not the point using
    a thermometer
    6. apply mop evey now and then.
    7. once internal temp hits 190 time to and foil and rest
    8. let sit for ___ ? before slicing

    I also cant wait to try someones
    technique that i got off here for Brisket fat cap point shreeded beef for s/w’s with mop sauce - yumo

    any feedback on the above is very much welcomed. Cheers all

  2. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    And in all this time you have not said "Hmm I should maybe post in Roll call and let these fine folks know the info about my situation that could save me alot of trouble"?
  3. zooooom****

    that comment went straight over my head. i have nfi wat u are talking about sorry.
  4. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Bqqchris what Richtee said is you should post in roll call and tell us about yourself. Thats is if you haven't already. Either way welcome to the site.... Lots of great info and people here...... When you get your smoker, post some pics of it and don't forget to post the q-view............
  5. oh ok, that makes sense then . But any tips or info or where u see i might have problems with my first smoke. pls do tell.

    and yes ill sure to be taking some q-view shots :) - Cheers
  6. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yes, that's what I said. I guess I had assumed since you had already read for about a month you'd have known that it helps us give the answers to your questions.
    Looks like you have a grasp of the concepts.
    What brand of smoker?
    Rest times from 15-30 min. in the juice are usual.
  7. cman95

    cman95 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Sounds like a plan to me. Welcome to SMF.

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