First overnight brisket on WSM

Discussion in 'Beef' started by bama bbq, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. I picked up a 12.5# packer at Wally World and tonight is the night.  It will be my first overnight brisket on the WSM.  It's ~ 55* and I expect a little rain and mid 40's overnight so I snuggled the WSM up close to the patio table and opened the umbrella.  I prepped the ATC and temp transmitter for moisture operations by utilizing some plastic jugs.

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    ...more to follow in the morning...
     
  2. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great start![​IMG]
     
  3. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I like the use of jugs to protect the thermometer and electronics. I just use zip locks, but all I have to protect is my thermometer.
     
  4. smokinal

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

    Great start!
     
  5. They actually worked very well.  The wind kicked up a bit when the expected rain came and they didn't budge.  Kept all my electronics dry.
     
  6. Well, even thought it got windy along with the expected rain over night, the end result is pretty good.  I wrapped it in foil at 160* (after the bark was well formed) and spritzed it with some apple juice/bourbon mixture.  I pulled it off at 190* at the 17.5 hour mark, still wrapped in foil and placed in a cooler with towels.  Of course, I had to peek and slice a piece of the thin end (burn end) for a taste test.  It has a very nice flavor.  Here's a shot prior to placing in the cooler.

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    ...and sliced ready to serve.
     
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2012
  7. smokinal

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

    It looks very good! Nice smoke ring!!
     
  8. Thanks Al.  had some VERY good brisket tacos today for lunch!  The whole office smeeled like smoked brisket :)  Had a bazillion coments on the smell alone!
     
  9. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Wow it looks amazing.nice smoke ring
     
  10. I'm curious about your smoker.  Forgive my ignorance.  What is that?  WSM to be sure.  Gas?

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  11. That is some awesome looking brisket! I haven't done one yet but it's getting closer. 
     
  12. No, not gas. Just a WSM 22.5".  For this brisket I ran Stubb's briquettes.  Mounted to the utility pole is a pitmaster iQ110 auto temp controller and a Maverick temp transmitter.  I covered them with plastic jugs with the bottoms cut out for moisture operations.
     
  13. dewetha

    dewetha Smoking Fanatic

    nice job! looks very tasty!
     
  14. Great looking brisket!  Thanks for posting the q-view too!!!

    John
     
  15. wicked1

    wicked1 Fire Starter

    What temp for overnight smoke?  thanks
     
  16. The temps stayed in the 225 - 240 range except in the AM when I had to add charcoal.  It probably went to 200 but came back fairly quickly back to 225-ish.
     
  17. newflame

    newflame Meat Mopper

    Do you enjoy your iQue?  I've just ordered a WSM 22.5 and am thinking about getting one of these guys to go along with it.
     
  18. dward51

    dward51 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    A power draft control for a WSM is the way to go.  I have a Guru DigiQ2 and love it.  Nothing closer to "set it and forget it" in a charcoal fired smoker out there.  No matter what brand you go with, you will be pleased with a power draft.
     
  19. newflame

    newflame Meat Mopper

    Ya that's what I've been hearing, that would be the best of both worlds for me, I would probably lean towards the iQue though just cause it's a lot cheaper, lol.
     
  20. big sexy

    big sexy Smoke Blower

    Nice Brisket!
     

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