Jeff's Game Day Brisket

Discussion in 'Beef' started by mike5051, Sep 17, 2016.

  1. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I wanted to try Jeff's recipe from his newsletter this week.  I found a choice full packer at WalMart:


    The price was right!


    Trimmed the fat and rubbed it with molasses and Jeff's rub.  On the WSM at 240 until probe tender.  I will start checking at 190 IT.

    Mike
     
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2016
  2. smokinal

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

    Great start!

    I'll be here for the finish!

    Al
     
  3. hardcookin

    hardcookin Master of the Pit

    Good luck with your brisket!
     
  4. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Took it off at 200 IT.  Wrapped in foil and resting in a cooler with towels for 2 hrs.  It smoked for 16 hrs.


    I messed up the bark with my gloves getting it off the smoker.  

    Mike
     
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  5. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks tasty!:drool
     
  6. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I give up!  My third brisket in a row that falls apart when slicing!  [​IMG]   


    Mike
     
  7. Do you open the foil to let it vent for 10 mins or so before putting in the cooler? Maybe your idea of probe tender is off. Everyone is different and what I think is probe tender may be different from you. 

    I dunno, but perhaps pull the next one before it gets probe tender and below 200*. 
     
  8. smokinal

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

    You just overcooked it. It happens.

    Just take it off a little sooner the next time.

    So the worst case scenario is you will have chopped brisket sammies, instead of sliced.

    I bet it still tasted very good!

    Al
     
  9. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I didn't vent before wrapping.  I probed it at 190 and 195 and still felt too much resistance.  You may be right about my feelings of tenderness, it seems to be inaccurate.

    Mike
     
  10. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Al!  It was very tasty and my GF prefers it falling apart.  My goal was pull apart slices, just for my own pride.  I'm not throwing it in the trash!  [​IMG]

    Mike
     
  11. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I'll take a couple of chopped up sammies some nachos,tacos,quesadilla's and maybe a little shepards pie even. Almost forgot a cheese steak sounds great too! Plenty of great uses for that brisky!
     
  12. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    It was very tasty!  Just tired of them falling apart when slicing.  Thanks for looking.

    Mike
     
  13. One man's resistance is another man's butta.
     
  14. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    LOL!  Thanks man!

    Mike
     
  15. lancep

    lancep Master of the Pit

    Suriously! It looks fantastic!! Honestly, I prefer brisket super tender so I'll usually get some crumblier slices. Often its in the tip of the flat so I just lop that of for tacos and get busy with the rest of it. I've also noticed that the knife I use makes a difference as well as my slicing stroke. So you might try experimenting with that a little if you haven't already. Looks like you're just going to have to smoke another one.... :grilling_smilie:


    Lance
     
  16. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Lance!  The good thing is that even your failures are still pretty tasty.

    Mike
     
  17. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I'm sorry but you shouldn't have to suffer with this fall apart. Brisket. Send it to me and I will see to it is disposed of properly.

    Disco
     
  18. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks Great from the Bear Den, Mike!![​IMG]

    Looks Mighty Tasty!![​IMG]----[​IMG]

    I would say you have two choices on the "falling apart when slicing" thing:

    Either pull it at about 190°-195°.

    Or do what I do---Use an electric knife, so you don't have to use any downward pressure when slicing.

    Bear
     
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2016
  19. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Disco!  But suffer I must!  [​IMG]   I will make sure that no harm comes to anyone else!

    Mike
     
  20. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Bear!  I appreciate the points too!  I will definitely pull my next one sooner.  I like that electric knife idea also!

    Mike
     

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