I have some friends coming over for the weekened, so I have decided to smoke a Brisket that I have had in the Freezer. I have had it in the Freezer since last October, but it came in a Air Tight sealed, so I think it should be fine. It is 8.31lbs from Sams.
Last time I smoked something, which was several months ago, it ended up with a foul taste to it. So not sure if I over smoked it or my smoker needed to be clean. So I am going to clean it out this week. If I remember right you want Blue haze, if it is white smoke then it is being over smoked?
I was having trouble trying to find something on how to smoke a brisket, so I figure I make a post for some suggestions.
I have plenty of hickory logs, tons of them, so I have decided to use those. Would it be best to use a combination of Hickory Logs and Hickory wood chunks you can by from like True Value or Mendards, or just use the striaight logs since I have so much of them? Also my understanding is that hickory has a heavy flavor, so trying to use like Apple, Cherry or Maple chips would not work because it will over power those flavors?
About how long would I need to smoke my 8.31lb Brisket for? I am thinking about 8 hours but not sure?