Brisket on UDS

Discussion in 'Beef' started by rickw, Sep 27, 2008.

  1. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hi folks. I am going to do my first smoke on a newly built UDS on Sunday. I really have a taste for some brisket so I figure this would be a good first go for the new smoker. I know it is said to allow 1.5 hours per pound but I also read that a UDS cuts times by 30 to 40%. So what say the experienced UDS users. How long should be allowed for a 10 pound packer and what temps do you guys use.
  2. davidmcg

    davidmcg Meat Mopper

    Rick, its your first brisket on a UDS. Please tell me you are going to post some pics. I need all the help I can get of meat on a UDS so I'll be pushed over that last ledge and finally build mine. All of you with a UDS are sure gaining in popularity.
  3. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    My drum runs 238* all day long.
    Briskets will usually cook about an hour per pound, but you know the old saying...
    It's done when it's done!

    Fatcap down......Drum law! [​IMG]
  4. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    bubba.............i thought with the direct heat that a drum gives ya, you need to flip the meat, to prevent unwanted searing/burning?

    new to the uds also...........

    inquiring minds need to know

    d88des' mind also....
  5. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Fat cap down, got it. Now what about turning, is it a must?

    There will be pics for sure.
  6. big game cook

    big game cook Smoking Fanatic

    sure youll get some help. im in the process as this min clicks burning my drum. yep. building me a uds.[​IMG]
    richard cabral7 likes this.
  7. motorhedd

    motorhedd Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    OH OH... [​IMG]
  8. div

    div Smoking Fanatic

    I put the fat cap up cause I put extra rub and stuff minced garlic into the scores and that way the juices flow back down into the meat.... I only do flats and my drum runs about the same as bubba's all last two briskets one took 11.5 and the last one took almost 14 hours I never flipped any of them and I tried foiling once,,,didnt care for it so from that point on ive been cooking them to temp 200-205 slicing and pulling right off the grill after about 10-15 minutes and things have been great....U should try a few different ways and see what u like the best.
  9. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I got the brisket trimmed and ready tonight, just used a basic rub with mustard on it first. It weighed a bit over 12lbs before trimming. I figure to get it in the smoker by 3 am and to have it ready to serve by 3 pm.

    The temps are going to be in the 50s when I start so I hope the 10 lbs of RO lump and a chimney on briquettes will be enough fuel.
  10. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Fatcap down to protect the meat and to create better bark formation.

    I don't flip unless i'm doing a higher heat cook.

    Fatcap up basting the meat......old wives tail, all that does is wash off your rub. [​IMG]
  11. How many pounds of coal do you need to run 11 to 14 hours for a large brisket.
  12. How many pounds of coal do u need to run up to 14 hours for brisket
  13. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Just fill your basket up and light a dozen coals.. What you use you use and what you don't you don't.

    I prefer to light my basket from the edge and let it burn outward.
  14. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    No turning necessary, fat cap down and don't open your lid until you reach temp. You'll keep a better pit environment keeping the LID CLOSED!

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