Labor Day weekend Brisket + Butts

Discussion in 'Beef' started by ryan, Sep 2, 2007.

  1. ryan

    ryan Newbie

    My Labor Day weekend smoke is currently in full effect!

    I have an 8.5# flat for dinner tonight and two 6# butts for my wife's grandmother's 80th birthday party next weekend. I injected, slathered and dusted everything last night and threw it in the fridge for about 8 hours. Got up at about 4 this morning and pulled them out of the fridge while I set up the pit. Once the coals were ready, I dumped them in the firebox and threw the meat on, and here I am an hour later. The brisket took up more space than I anticipated (they always do!), so everything is crammed in pretty tight. I'm anticipating probably 10–12 hours of cook time (which is about where I average), then I'll pull them at 195 and let them rest for an hour or so before slicing/pulling. Here are some before pics, I'll post after pics later!
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  2. smokebuzz

    smokebuzz Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks like a great start, keep us posted
     
  3. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Enjoy your smoke! Don't forget the Q-view!

    Take care, have fun, and do good!

    Regards,

    Meowey
     
  4. hillbillysmoker

    hillbillysmoker Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks like the start of a new and great adventure.
     

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