A friend of mine's daughter had her first communion yesterday. He and his wife asked if I would do the cooking. How could I say no to that. My biggest challenge was that my smoker isn't really big enough to handle cooking for a crowd. That and with the 3:00pm start time I wanted to make sure there were no delays on my end. So I cooked a brisket and a bone-in butt on Saturday, and did the beans and sausages on Sunday. Everything timed out exactly perfect. I arrived at their house with the food a half an hour before the start of the party.
On with the show...
Stared out with a 10.5 pound bone-in butt
After a slathering of mustard and JB Fatboys All Purpose rub
Let that rest overnight then onto the WSM at 9:30.
Had a brisket working above it
7 hours later it hit 165* so it got foiled with more beer and apple juice
7 more hours we finally hit 195*. I put it into a cassarole dish and let it set in a warmed oven for an hour and a half
Damn that had a nice bark on it!
The little internal thermomter (the bone) said it was done. Just slid right out
I also made a brisket and some sausages. I'll post the brisket in the beef area. After a couple of hours on the smoker I moved one pan of beans to the oven and put the sausages over the other pan of beans.
I ended up with 2 pans of brisket, 2 pans of beans, 1 pan of sausages and a big crock pot filled with pulled pork. I tried to sneak a couple of quick pics at the start of party.
I even had a couple of people ask me about catering for future parties!
Thanks for looking.
Here's the lnk to the brisket cook