Experiment Day w/ QView

Discussion in 'Beef' started by bombdawgity, Feb 28, 2015.

  1. So decided even thoughts it cold out that I wanted to try my first brisket flat.

    Experiment #1- works great.

    Had to open the garage a bit and run a vent out the crack.

    Experiment #2- We will see

    Got the brisket flat ready yesterday to sit over night. Nothing fancy, just SPOG and a little broth. Put it on the MES at 9:30 (mount. time). Smoker is running 235 (just want to be different, everybody seems to like 225 or 250 or 300) and the brisket is cooking away. Decided to throw on a rack of baby backs for tomorrow since my smoker will be occupied with Cajun Pork Jerky.
    It hit 165 at 1:30 so I wrapped in foil and back in it went. I put some more broth with some minced garlic and a little more seasoning in the foil. I'm planning to start tooth picking at 190 degrees. Once it's ready I'll wrap in a towel and rest in a cooler for 2ish hours.

    Experiment #3 - Looks good but time will tell.

    Decided to do an ABT twist on some mushrooms. Browned some of my homemade breakfast sausage and mixed with cream cheese. Took the stem out of the mushroom and filled it. Wrapped with a half strip of bacon and topped with Jeffs Rub. They will go on when the brisket comes of to rest.

    By the way, my Great Dane loves NASCAR, he didn't miss a lap!

    Thanks for looking and any pointers would be appreciated.
  2. Just hit 190 IT so I toothpicked it. Tender but not knife through warm butter tender. guess I'll toothpick it every 3 degrees till it's the feel I'm looking for.
  3. Brisket hit 203 IT and passed the tooth pick test, we will see how it turned out in about 2 hours. Not sure what kind of smoke ring I'll get, I was having a fit with the AMZNPS for the first couple hours but finally got it going so maybe there's a chance.
    Put the mushrooms on so they should be ready by the time the brisket is ready to slice.

    Oh, the images preview a little blurry but look really clear when you click on them. Using my phone.
  4. A mans gotta do what a mans gotta do          "To Smoke"

  5. No kidding, I miss the south, I could comfortably smoke outside year round, now Colorado has a different idea.
  6. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    Looks good and great plan. Dog likes nascar, now that's funny right there.
  7. Thanks, I'm hoping it turns out good. I'll give some money shorts in 45min-1hr. Yeah he loves it, watched practice, the Busch race, and the truck race. He's got a mind of his own.
  8. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Suggestion, wrap the remote control in saran wrap no one likes electronics covered in puppy slobber.
  9. Haha, thanks Foam, good suggestion. in hoping this brisket is edible, if not I know a big dog that will be one happy boy!
  10. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    looking good.... Now turn the Atlanta Supercross (fox sports 2) on and watch the dog go wild ....
  11. He started jumping at the tv, had to change the channel. Last thing I need is a 170lb dog putting his paw through my flat screen
  12. UPDATE:
    Brisket turned out great. Juicy and tender, couldn't have asked for a better first try! Mushrooms were awesome as well, the wife said I nailed it tonight.
    Unwrapped and some au jus in the background.
    Sliced pic, not a huge smoke ring but it's hiding in there. Juicier than it looks
    And lastly the plated shot. Topped with my smoked cheddar and some au jus.
    Thanks for checking this out and thanks to this site for making my first go at brisket an absolute success!
    aceoky and welshrarebit like this.
  13. Oh I forgot, pulled these off too, but they are for tomorrow.
    gary s likes this.
  14. Beautiful Color  Great job !!     [​IMG]

  15. Thanks a lot Gary, it's nerve racking doing something for the first time. But this site really prep'd me for success. Now I gotta step up and do a full packer.
  16. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Neighbor has a huge rottweiller, and he's my buddy, He gets all the smoked Pork Butt bones! LOL He'll sit at the ditch between the houses and wait to see me. If I acknowledge him ... here he'll come at 100 miles an hour. I know he does it just to scare me...LOL
  17. Haha, it's never fun seeing a big dog running at you. Our Great Danes stomach is to sensitive (I'm not cleaning that up), so I give the bones to my buddy at work. He has a great piranyse who makes very quick work of those treats.
  18. welshrarebit

    welshrarebit Master of the Pit

    Everything looks awesome!

    Great smoke!

  19. Looks great!

    I almost grabbed some mushrooms to smoke today, now I am wishing I did
  20. Thank you very much, I enjoy trying new things, or at least new to me.

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