Been Lurkin', made the Plunge, no lookin' back

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by dhole, May 14, 2010.

  1. dhole

    dhole Newbie

    My kids decided that Dad needed a smoker. (I actually think that DW gave them the idea 'cuz she loves BBQ.) Anyway with the gift card, I got the 30" MES w/window and meat probe and am ready to go. Asked DW what she wanted to try first and she suggested brisket. Sooo.... Gonna season it tonight and try a brisket tomorrow...Have read mucho threads, so I am just dangerous. Any surefire ideas to make me a hero? So I know 225-250 to about 190. Apple juice mop and in the water tray. Gonna rub with a bunch of stuff in the cupboard. Mustard? Anything else.......Damn the torpedos! Full speed Ahead!.
  2. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the smoke train friend [​IMG]
  3. treegje

    treegje Master of the Pit

    Welcome to the SMF, We are glad to have you onboard
  4. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF. Great fun and lots to learn. Those gifts and new hobbies from our families are meant to keep us off the street and out of trouble. This one will only keep you off the street! [​IMG] My family thinks I'm obsessed (maybe I am, a little), but they never complain about the Q when I serve it.

    Low & slow for the brisket. The temps will plateau/stall on you as the connective tissues break down, so be patient. If you don't have much fat on the top, throw some bacon over it to keep moist and juicy. Rubs are entirely a matter of taste; I like it simple so the meat an smoke can speak for themselves.

    Don't forget the Q-view!
  5. dutch

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

    Wow! Newbie is going to pull off a brisket on his first smoke!! You da man, dhole!! I took me nearly a year of smoking everthing else before I jumped to a brisket. Looking forward to see/hear how it turns out.

    BTW-welcome to SMF!!
  6. Make sure when you slice it you slice against the grain. Even if it's smoked to perfection, if it's too tough to eat, you won't be happy.
  7. squirrel

    squirrel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome! Man are you at the right place! These guys are awesome! I'm smoking my first brisket too! I posted about it on the beef thread. I already screwed up though and butchered it! LOL! It's all good, what a great hobby to have and what a nice gift from your family!
  8. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF glad you decided to join us. Congrats on the new smoker. Heres a link to a basic brisket thread follow it and you'll be fine

    Since its gonna be such a long smoke I'd suggest looking at ABT's or fatties for a little snack as long as the smoker is going
  9. etcher1

    etcher1 Master of the Pit

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  10. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF. Glad to have you here. Lots of good folks, great recipes and knowledge. Looking forward to your first qview.
  11. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member


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  12. caveman

    caveman Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF Dhole. Good luck on the Brisky. Don't let it intimidate you. Just keep in mind, if you hit a stall, don't PANIC!! Open a beer, soda pop, bottle of water, sit back & relax. All is going well. Take plenty of pics for the qview & let us know how it turned out. Have fun, glad to have you & enjoy your stay. Full speed ahead!!!!
  13. duck killer 1

    duck killer 1 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    i love me some brisket! that was actually my first smoke as well. i cheated tho... i bought a traeger to start out with and it came with a cookbook with a recipe for "bruces brisket", but that was before i found this place. it turned out really good! you'll be fine with all the experience on this site, all ya gotta do is ask and almost always somebody chimes in perty quick! good luck tomorrow and don't forget the qview!

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