Hi all!

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by rejjr7, Jun 6, 2016.

  1. rejjr7

    rejjr7 Newbie

    Hi all!  I'm brand new to smoking meat and I was happy to find this resource for lots of great and tasty advice.  I started out with a small weber grill and smoked a pork butt and a flat brisket and I enjoyed it so much I just built a vertical smoker.  Here's a few pics...







    I'd like to create a thread about the build but I'm not sure what category it would go in?  After a few test fires I made some ribs which turned out really good and now I've bought a 17.5 pound Choice Angus brisket to smoke starting this Tuesday night to serve for dinner on Wednesday.  I'm going to allow 18 hours for the cook, with hopefully a couple hours resting in a cooler in the end.  I'm nervous!  Hope it works out as I hope.  Here's a picture of the brisket...



    I've trimmed the fat cap down but I'm not sure if I should cut into this behemoth any further or just smoke it all together.  I feel like for my first whole brisket I want to just cook it all together and not alter it so I can see how it turns out and compare it with the next time.

    Anyway, I'm looking forward to being a part of these forums!  Nice to meet you!
     
  2. Hello and welcome to the site, that's a great lookin smoker you made yourself.  Love to see how you did it, good luck on the brisket.
     
  3. rejjr7

    rejjr7 Newbie

  4. smokinal

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

    Welcome to the forum!

    Great looking smoker!

    Good luck with the brisket!

    Al
     

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