mopping brisket on water smoker

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

  1. smokinnn

    smokinnn Fire Starter

    I'm trying to figure out from what all I have read, whether it is best or not, to mop the brisket every hour in a water smoker. I know you need to in a regular smoker to keep it from drying out, but is this necessary at all in a water smoker?

  2. ultramag

    ultramag SMF Events Planning Committee

    It isn't necessary in either one really. When I smoke a brisket in the WSM I don't take the lid off until it's probably done as indicated by the remote thermometer. Then I remove the lid, check the brisket, if done foil it, and hold for a couple hours at least.
  3. smokebuzz

    smokebuzz Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I think mopping/spray can benifit by adding flavor and barq enhancement.
  4. squeezy

    squeezy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I'd go ahead and mop ... I just know you're gonna peek anyway (this gives you an excuse to look by doing something). Advice, if you have any curious onlookers, have them gather around while you mop, that way you can minimize the heat loss!
    Good luck![​IMG]
  5. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    I spray everything wth apple juice about once an hour or when I remember which ever comes first ... CRS? [​IMG]
  6. johnd49455

    johnd49455 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I'm all for mopping. I make a mop sauce with my rub or marinate in it & it is like adding a little more spice every hour.[​IMG]

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