Cooking a 8.5 lb brisket and a Turkey Breast

Discussion in 'Beef' started by rubmymeat, May 3, 2008.

  1. rubmymeat

    rubmymeat Fire Starter

    The turkey will be for later today and the brisket will be for dinner tomorrow as I have guests coming into town. As long as the Cards beat the Cubs, it will be a perfect day. Oh, did I mention there is a fresh case of Miller Lite in the fridge? God Bless the end of winter!!!!!!!!!
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  2. smok'n steve

    smok'n steve Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Is that a home made one? Like to see some more pics of her opened up:)

    The food looks good too---You basting the breasts?
     
  3. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks like your meat is well rubbed! [​IMG] Nice looking cuts, the brisket looks especially good!

    Keep the q-vue updated!
     
  4. rubmymeat

    rubmymeat Fire Starter

    I bought this smoker in Northwest Illinois. It was built by a retired welder using bent steel from a specialty shop in Rockford, IL. I believe it is 1/4 inch. It is a brick S*#$house!!!! It is equipped with propane(which I use only to burn crap off the rack) and I have modified the bottom with a metal tube with holes to direct the heat evenly. I am in discussion with a welder presently to have a 1/4 inch shelf built on the bottom to get a reverse flow and have more even heating. It works well now but I know when I get that sheet in there conducting heat evenly it will make it even easier for me. I believe I will have brackets welded in and then set the steel sheet over the brackets. It needs to be removable so I can clean the bottom. I will get more pics later as I won't be able to show the inside as I have meat on.

    The turkey breast is around 7 lbs and I have great luck in the past with them. Pull the skin back and apply garlic salt and pepper liberally. Cook until about 165-170. That puppy will be a perfect pinkish color on the inside and is great with sandwiches. I have had cookouts where I make ribs, pulled pork and turkey and everyone raves about the turkey. Maybe that says something about my ribs and pulled pork!
     
  5. smok'n steve

    smok'n steve Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sounds like a nice unit!! The turkey sounds good too---Thats the temp I like to bring mine up to too----YUM. Enjoy!!!

    If you get a chance, since she is an original, post some pics of her on the link below. The thread is a really great browsing tool for different smokers and pics!!


    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/for...threadid=14350
     

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