Pulled the Trigger on a Traeger. . . 1st Smoke. . . a Brisket. . . Lots of pics.

Discussion in 'Beef' started by stl-srt8, Jul 23, 2007.

  1. stl-srt8

    stl-srt8 Newbie

    Hello all. . .well I bought the Traeger Professional on Friday. Did some NY Strips later that night after breaking it in. Tasty, but gotta get used to the way it cooks Steak.

    So Tommy (my son) got back from a week at camp (1st time) and he wanted to try a brisket. So last night around 10:00 we picked one up and got it all "Happy" overnight.


    So at 9:00a I got the boy out of bed and put him to work:


    So around 3:00p we hit 165 and time to wrap her up.



    Around 4:00p we had another visitor:


    6:30p and time to eat! Tommy is doing his dad pround by using my dads, "Grandpa Gene's" BBQ Tongs. Over 30 yrs old those things are!


    And Allison had to help as well! She's a "little fired" up too! (no, she didn't use the knife!)


    The finished product:


    Overall, it was very tasty. Next time I'll use a rub that is more salty. It was very juicy in the middle and everyone really enjoyed it and it was a great first smoke on the new Traeger!

  2. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice smoker, nice brisket, nice family [​IMG]
  3. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Good Job Dan! Really nice looking brisket, good smoke ring - a mighty fine first smoke!


    Nice looking kids you got there too! Bet they enjoyed the brisket. Wait till they try a pulled pork - my little niece sucks that up like a slurpie! Won't ea the bread but she can suck down that meat!
  4. ron50

    ron50 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks like a nice brisket, and those kids smiles tell it all :)
  5. gypsyseagod

    gypsyseagod Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    great fam grate cook & bambi on the hoof waltzing by.. last time a 20 lb turk tried that in my field... well... we had turkey.....
  6. smok_n_okie

    smok_n_okie Fire Starter

    i was thinking the same thing about the deer .. i would have been smoking a deer ham next... good looking family .. and good looking brisket.
  7. watery eyes

    watery eyes Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Visitors.......them are dinner guests in my book. [​IMG]

    Nice "Q" ......
  8. cheech

    cheech Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks wonderful.

    How do you like your smoker? Looked at them the other day but just to droll over.
  9. phinfan

    phinfan Smoke Blower


    I just bought a TRAEGER.[​IMG] I am new to this forum stuff. How do I post questions?[​IMG] I managed a couple of times, but can't seem to stumble onto where I can post something. I also want to try a brisket this weekend. I seen a corned beef brisket at the market is that what I'm looking for? I also seen a full brisket I guess it was pretty big. Help, I may bring a new definition to newbie. HELP
  10. cheech

    cheech Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    phinfan if you go to one of the main topic pages on the upper left side of the page is a button that is labeled "new thread" select that and you will be on your way to being able to post a new thread or question
  11. bud's bbq

    bud's bbq Meat Mopper

    Beautiful pictures of the family and the briskett looked mighty tasty as well.
  12. ballagh

    ballagh Smoking Fanatic

  13. caveman

    caveman Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I just knew your visitor was gonna end up in this qview.  I guess not in front of the kids.  Well, maybe next time.  It is great when we can watch our children interact with hand me downs from previous generations, ain't it??  Great looking Brisk.  Good job on that new toy.

    Here are the specs on what I believe is the unit he is using minus the pellet box, as I don't see it in the pictures.  I think it is the Traeger Elite.

    - Comes With 180 Digital Control Installed
    - Viper Caster Wheels

    - Bronze Powder Coated Hopper and Pit Lid
    - Dome Thermometer
    - 418 sq inches Grilling Area

    - 20,000 BTU
    - 20 LBS Pellet Hopper
    - Adjustable Smoke Stack
    - EZ Drain Grease System
    - Fully Automatic Auger Fed Burner
    - Electronic Auto Start

  14. patriots

    patriots Smoke Blower

    what is the cost of those
  15. wingman

    wingman Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Nidely done! Make sure to pass on the Smoking bug to your kids. Thjey are the future of Smoking Meats!
  16. ballagh

    ballagh Smoking Fanatic

    A corned beef brisket has already been seasoned and brined to roast and make "Corned Beef"  The full brisket is the raw beef that has not been brined/cured. or seasoned.  This is what you want if you want to make your own smoked brisket, with your own seasonings/rubs/injections, etc...  You can usually find briskets around the 5-6 pound range.  You must have been looking at a packer brisket which is the big dog.  Check the brisket section for recipies/tips/etc...

    Good luck :)

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