First Brisket, first smoke with new a-maze-n smoker

Discussion in 'Beef' started by smokincoalkracker, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. Picked up a 10.3 lb. brisket at Wally World for $1.90/ lb. Hopefully all goes well with the new meat and smoker tray/ pellets. 


    Started the trimming and removal of silver skin:


    Trimmed,  then I rubbed w/ montreal seasoning, ready for the MES set at 225 degrees F:[​IMG]


  2. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks Good From Here

    Make sure you have that little flame dancing on top the pellets for 5-10 minutes, before you blow it out.  You really need a good bed of coals to keep it going.

    This is the most important part!!!

    Try pulling the chip pan out 1 1/2' and pulling the chip loader out 1/4 way, or about 2"

    Open the exhaust all the way.

    These little tricks seem to help with air flow in the MES.

    What temp you smoking at?

  3. I am smoking at 225 degrees.  
  4. About an hour in, I think the a-maze-n smoker will do just fine with the tips from Todd and some good old fashioned Boy Scout knowledge.[​IMG]
  5. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looking good! I'll hang out there till your done [​IMG]
  6. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    nice looking chunk of meat...enjoy the ride
  7. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member



  8. Lookin good so far. Good price on the brisket. I need to get one.
  9. smokinal

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

  10. The brisket came out really tasty and tender. The finished product had a nice bark and great flavor.  I used only a small amount of montreal seasoning and that was plenty. I'll surly be making more.  Thanks for the great support on this site.
  11. billyj571

    billyj571 Smoking Fanatic

    [​IMG]Is it done yet?

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