Post 4th of July Brisket

Discussion in 'Beef' started by florida smoker, Jul 12, 2015.

  1. florida smoker

    florida smoker Fire Starter

    Took a trip to Texas to visit family for the 4th and picked up 2 Briskets to bring home, At 2.19 per pound I couldn't pass them up. I froze them solid to bring them back to Florida, unfortunately they thawed on the trip so I had to cook them. Surprisingly for two packer Briskets they only 2 9 hours to cook at about 240deg. I'm pretty happy with the results. Also, I normally use Mesquite, I decided to use Pecan for the milder smoke.
    Pretty happy with the smoke ring, the bite and taste.
     
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2015
  2. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    That looks mighty tasty![​IMG]
     
  3. aggie94

    aggie94 Smoking Fanatic

    Wow that is a very pronounced smoke ring! 
     
  4. florida smoker

    florida smoker Fire Starter

    Just found another picture my daughter took for me.

     
  5. dioden

    dioden Newbie

    What smoker are you using to get that awesome ring?
     
  6. florida smoker

    florida smoker Fire Starter

  7. halfsmoked

    halfsmoked Master of the Pit Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    I was just in Mississippi for a wedding and there were some people there from Texas that brought a brisket to smoke and he stated he only paid $.97 a lb. for a brisket. Is this a realty or is your $2,00 more realistic? 
     
  8. florida smoker

    florida smoker Fire Starter

    I would say over $2 is more realistic. The store I bought them at (HEB) said they were losing money on them at $2.19 a pound
     
  9. aggie94

    aggie94 Smoking Fanatic

    If he got it for .97 cents then it was on some kind of sale.  I get my briskets from the local HEB and they usually run $2.50 to $3.  Last one I got was $2.47, cheapest I've seen in a long time.
     
  10. florida smoker

    florida smoker Fire Starter

    That might have been what ,i paid, i dont remember for sure. Definitely better that the $5-$6 here in Florida
     
  11. aggie94

    aggie94 Smoking Fanatic

    You probably remember right it being $2.19.  I'm in the Permian Basin, our prices are always a little higher than the same stores farther east, they expect all these rich oilmen won't mind.  That's terrible that brisket is so high in Florida, but you probably have much better access to fresh seafood than I do!
     
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2015
  12. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I got an 11 pounder for $2.99 a pound. It was select, not choice or angus. I hope it comes out as good as yours! What kind of rub did you use?

    Mike
     
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2015

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