It's another brisket !

Discussion in 'Beef' started by outdoorsfellar, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. I just had to post since I used my new smoker last night. I recently recieved a Masterbuilt propane two door smoker this past week. I already have a Bradley, a homebuilt UDS & a Char-Broil gas/charcoal smoker. So why not another ?? I wanted a propane with two door option & this was readily available. A few nights ago, I bought a 7 lb flat that I cut in half to fit inside & prepped it with Carolina Treet & mesquite seasoning ... the same thing I did two weeks ago & just earlier this week for a butt. It's a very tastey combo & I just had to do it again. When I did my brisket two weeks ago, I started just after midnight & took it out of the Brad when it hit 190 at 3pm, then FTC'd it. I should have kept it in the smoker until an IT of 200.  Last night, with the smoker already seasoned & knowing how long things took beforehand, I started smoking at 830pm. Had I smoked before using propane, I would have known that would have been too early, but my UDS experience should have reminded me of that just the same. I did 3 hrs of hickory chunks. I did my best to keep the smoker temp @ 220-235, but there was so much fluctuation that I was constantly adjusting to combat the rise & fall of the temp.  As cold as it was, I dunno if that was the issue or it's just the smoker. I fell asleep @ 130am in my recliner with the dog in my lap & when I woke up at 250am, the Maverick was showing an IT of 169 & the smoker temp at 139, so perfect timing. I really wanted to sleep, so I pulled the meat & panned it with apple juice , covered it & stuck it in the oven, with the oven temp at 200 since I knew this was going to be done sooner than I wanted. I woke up at 8am with the IT at 200, which was my target temp. Perfect timing again ! I pulled the meat & FTC'd both pieces & in the cooler they went until 12p. I saved the juice in the pan for dipping sauce. The brisket was very tender when I pulled it out of the oven, so I was very excited. The aroma in the house added to all the more delight.

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        Now, for supper, I'm going to smoke mac & cheese for a great meal !
     
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2012
  2. smokinal

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

    It looks delicious! That will be a great meal with the mac & cheese!
     
  3. smoketexring

    smoketexring Fire Starter

    I hope it tasted as good as it looks.  Nice!  

    I just finished eating my weekend brisket tonight. So I'm enjoying it with you.

    Smoke
     
  4. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great!

    That bacon on top couldn't have hurt the effort?

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  5. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That is a great looking meal and that Carolina Treat is amazing stuff 
     

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