Wife's Birthday Dino Bones and Brisket w/Heavy Q-View!

Discussion in 'Beef' started by tjohnson, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    My "Wonderful Wife" turned 41 yesterday, so I asked her what she wanted for dinner.  She requested "Smoked Brisket", so I very willingly obliged!

    First thing yesterday morning, I headed to SAMS Club and picked up a flat.  I had to make a "Pit Stop" at Wally World for a birthday cake.  While waiting for them to write on her cake, I eyed some "Dino Bones" in the meat section.  Dino Bones and Brisket, what a great combination!!!  I decided to add "Dino Bones" to my Wife's Birthday Dinner.

    Got home, unpacked & trimmed the brisket, and seasoned the brisket with Grilled Steak Seasoning from my Buddy Steve at DIPSTIX.  It's a great seasoning for Beef and Pork.  Less salt and GREAT flavor!

    Filled the hopper with a blend of Cherry and Maple pellets, and filled my AMNPS with 100% Hickory Pellets, for some added smoke.  Into my New Pellet Smoker for about 8 hours. Started on the "Smoke" setting for a couple hours, then to 180° for about 4 hours.  the brisket hit 165° and I foiled it until 190°.

    I unpacked the Dino Bones and seasoned (1) rack with DIPSTIX Grilled Steak Seasoning, and the other with Montreal Steak Seasoning.  Into the pellet smoker for a couple hours at 225°.  I pulled them at 140°.

    All the meat was wrapped in towels and into a cooler to rest for an hour or so.

    I rushed the brisket a little, and it was a little tougher than I wanted.  Next time, I'll smoke at 180° for as long as it takes.

    ENJOY......I DID!!


    SAMS Club Brisket Flat                                             Brisket Flat Trimmed and Ready to Smoke

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    Brisket Seasoned with DIPSTIX Grilled Steak Seasoning

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    Brisket Seasoned and on My Pellet Smoker            AMNPS Filled With Hickory

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    2 Slabs of Dino Bones From Wally World                 Dino Bones Ready For Seasoning

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    Dino Bones Seasoned With DIPSTIX Grilled Steak Seasoning and Grill Mates Montreal Steak[​IMG]     [​IMG]

    Dino Bones On My Pellet Smoker                             Brisket is Foiled  AMNPS Still Smokin' Away

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    Dino Bones Hit 140°                                                            Money Shot!

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    Brisket Hit 190°                                                            Money Shot!

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    Plated and Ready To Eat!!!


    I Had To Give My Pup "Jackson" a Bone To Chew On

    Think He's a Happy Dog?!?!?!?

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  2. smokinal

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

    WOW Todd! Awesome smoke ring on the brisket & the ribs look absolutely delicious.

    Happy Birthday to your wife!

    You know I could cook like that too if I had a 41 year old wife!  [​IMG]
  3. buzzman23

    buzzman23 Fire Starter

    thats a great smoke ring!! very nicely done
  4. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I've never been able to get a smoke ring with my MES

    Not that the smoke ring makes the brisket taste any better, but it sure looks cool!

  5. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    All over-the-top!!!!

    Super post !!!!

    Looks like everybody is happy in "Todd-Land" !!!

    Thanks for the views,


    BTW: Is that my plate???
  6. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Excellent looking dinner!

    Good luck and good smoking.
  7. Man give me a 12 pack and a channel changer and I would never leave your house.  [​IMG]

  8. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Sorry man 

    I already scored this job a couple of weeks ago.  Not sure if the channel changer will happen but I am sure I got the 12 pack.  Cant believe there are no pics of the Bday girl 

    Great looking food Todd
  9. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Nice Job TJ...Were the Dino Bones tender at that temp?....Al if anybody tells Judy about your comment...Your a DEAD MAN! [​IMG]...JJ
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2011
  10. teeznuts

    teeznuts Master of the Pit

    That smoke ring looks killer! Good dino bones area rare find in these parts. Lookin good!
  11. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey Jimmy!

    I pulled the Dino Bones at 140° and they were DELICIOUS!

    My new Pellet Grill works more like a "Pellet Fired Convection Oven", and the Dino Bones got done quickly, compared to smoking them in my MES.

    Still trying to figure it out!

    Believe it or not, Wally World carries them!

    I wanted to Smoke Dino Bones a while back, and could only find them by the case, at a local wholesaler.  Erain found them at Walmart, so that's where I got mine.

    The first batch were much meatier than this last batch, but still tasted good.  They cost $2.08/lb. but they're mostly bone.

  12. I am sure with that dinner you made the Birthday Girl very happy.

    All of the food looks great. Excellent job Todd.

  13. jak757

    jak757 Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    Great looking food Todd.  Looks like you made your wife, and dog quite happy!
  14. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Well the brisket looks aesome as ususal and the beef ribs look just as good to. Now I wonder why they cut the beef ribs up like they do. Are they tring to cut out the fat on the ribs or what???? To this fat kid fat is flavor.
  15. bluebombersfan

    bluebombersfan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Wow great job!!  Happy wife and pup i`m sure!!
  16. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Todd thats a great looking smoke!!! And a big Happy Birthday to your wife...
  17. berninga87

    berninga87 Smoking Fanatic

    Very nice! I saw the "dino bones" at wally world last weekend and thought about giving them a try. Also expecting my new AMNPS early next week...cant wait! Although I think that my first victim with the AMNPS will be bacon, my spoiled rotten pooch Juneau would howl and roll over all day long for one of those dino bones!
  18. smokingohiobutcher

    smokingohiobutcher Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    WOW Todd!  Great job being a great husband! Of course you should be trying that hard since she puts up with You!!! [​IMG]

    The Food Looks Killer! Wish I could set you up with a "Real Nice" Rack of DinoBonz.

    Tell the wife Happy Birthday from all of us!

  19. frosty

    frosty Master of the Pit

    Nicely done Todd, and great work on making the rest of us look bad. Belated Happy BD to the wife. [​IMG]

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