brisket gone wrong

Discussion in 'Grilling Beef' started by skorepeo, Nov 22, 2015.

  1. skorepeo

    skorepeo Fire Starter

    First time this ever happened. I had a 13 pound prime cut brisket. Injected for my first time never injected before. Normally my brisket takes about 15 to 20 hours. Since I injected it I figured it would take longer. I started the cook at 5:30 pm for a noon meal the next day. I setup the maverick to alarm for high grill temp of 240 and a low of 215 with a food temp alarm of 190. Well i didn't hear the slarm go off but woke up at 6: am and went to check and found the meat temp at 206 WTF. So I took it off and rested it for about 3 hours. Although the flavor was excellent the meat itself was tough. I don't understand why the meat cooked so fast. All I can think is that my grill computer temperature probe must be off and cooked hotter than it should have. But since I had the Maverick hooked up to it also and the temp on the Mavericks at 230 it seemed ok. Well I guess there's a first time for everything because I've never had a piece of meat ever come out tough. Not that it's not edible but it's just not falling apart like I'm used to.
  2. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Just my two cents...I think it needed more cooking.  The probe location may have been at 206, but what about other areas?  I am a believer in the probe slides in like butter test.  I don't worry about the finished temp, just start probing at around 195.  I've overcooked a brisket or two and they weren't tough, but they fell apart when trying to slice.

  3. skorepeo

    skorepeo Fire Starter

    You know I was tired and when I woke up and saw the remote maverick meat temp probe reading 106 I panicked and immediately took it off and put it in a hot box to rest for 3 hours (fell asleep). Normally I do exactly what you said and had the meat temp alarm set for 190 but never heard it go off. I never checked it with an instant read thermometer like I normally do. Maybe I need to calibrate the maverick meat probe or buy a new probe.

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