First brisket (Limited Q-view)

Discussion in 'Beef' started by cobble, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. cobble

    cobble Smoke Blower

    So on Friday I FINALLY found a brisket flat. Been looking for months, and Costco finally had one (4lbs) so I grabbed it. I prepped it with mustard and used Jeff's rub, and let it sit overnight. Preheated the smoker to 240 at 6am and put the brisket on at 7, dropping the temp to 230. I set up the AMNS with 2 rows each of cherry and hickory, and left row 3 empty. At 11am or so, I put in the probe and found that it was already up to 170. I took it off, and foiled it with Bears mixture of 6 ounces of apple juice, 2 ounces of bbq sauce, and an ounce of teriyaki sauce. After foiling, the temp dropped to 160 and finally got back up and hit 200 at 3pm. I took it off, let it rest foiled for a half hour, then ate it on a roll with some cheese and horseradish sauce. (A La Bear) It was fantastic. My only complaint is that the crust wasnt crusty. I think maybe next time I should remove it from the foil for the last hour or so?

    Limited Q-view because my wife took the camera out and I had to use my phone.

  2. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks fantastic! [​IMG]   Yeah, if you want more bark, ya gotta unfoil it toward the end.....
  3. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

      I couldn't have said it any better myself  [​IMG]
  4. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That looks great, Eric!!!!

    You learn real fast!!!-----Nice Qview too!!!

    Also, you and my two buddies (above) are right about the bark !!!!

    We don't like too much bark---It scares Smokey---Our cat!  [​IMG]

    Thanks for showing,

    Last edited: Jun 12, 2011
  5. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    great looking brisket...nice job.
  6. smokinal

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

    Great looking brisket!   [​IMG]
  7. Great looking brisket! :)
  8. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Good looking brisket you got there
  9. It looks fantastic.
  10. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  11. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    That looks great!   [​IMG]
  12. Hey Cob,

    I wonder if you let it rest longer than what you mentioned of 1/2 hour how that would have changed the texture and moisture of the brisket?  Seems like many of the posts have the brisket wrapped and resting for 2+ hours...

    I to want to venture into the world of briskets, but still trying to dial in my ECB (or Meco) electric smoker... getting close, and been eying them flat cut briskets at Costco...

    I take it the burnt ends are from the point portion of the packer, not the flat cuts that Costco provides?


    Good job….
  13. cromag

    cromag Smoking Fanatic

  14. tjohnson

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




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