Can I make my already cooked brisket more tender in crock pot?

Discussion in 'Beef' started by dalba, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. dalba

    dalba Newbie

    I smoked a brisket for the first time yesterday. The flavor was great but it wasnt as tender as I would like. I cooked it at 230 degrees until internal temp was 190. It only took 6 hours for a 7lb brisket though. I wrapped it in foil for last couple of hours. 

    Not sure what I did wrong but would it be possible to reheat in slow cooker for several hours to make it more tender?
     
  2. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yes, do you have some of the au jus to add to it?
     
  3. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

     I have reheated PP and brisket in a crock pot before, just be sure you add some liquid. Whether it will make it more tender is a totally another question, and it very well may, just depends on how long you leave it in there. 
     
  4. dalba

    dalba Newbie

    I'll give it a shot. I added the au jus I had left and 1 cup of water. 
     
  5. geerock

    geerock Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I believe you pulled it a little early.  Get into the mid nineties and then wrap for an hour or so off to the side with a little liquid and you should be good.  Most common mistake is to pull brisket too early.  I like to have mine just a bit past the 200 mark after wrapping. 
     
  6. dalba

    dalba Newbie

    I think your right. I was just so affraid of overlooking it and making it dry. 
     
  7. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    In the crock pot with some broth & it will be fine, just heat it to 200-205.
     
  8. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I think Al is right on with the Crock pot 
     
  9. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Did you slice it against the gain??
     

  10. I'm not the expert, but I agree with Al also.  There aren't a lot of options left.  Add liquid, preferrably a natural broth, and let it slow heat a few hours.  You can't go wrong in a crock pot but you do need to be watchful.
     

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