So my brother and his wife came to visit for a few days and asked "anything you want us to bring?"
We are somewhat limited here on the island, but we do have most things that we NEED...maybe not everything we WANT...so I requested Brisket! Picked them up at the airport and he hands me the heavy carry-on bag and says - Enjoy! They came from North Carolina and bought a pair of 5.5-pound briskets. Nice looking pieces and a whole lot cheaper than the not-quite-right slabs of beef we get (sometimes) here for a whole lot more money - triple the price! That's why it's titled the first brisket in the Weber Kettle...just cant spend the money for inferior meat.
So happy to see family, but inside I was really glad to see the brisket and get it started. That was Wednesday - now it's Sunday and we dropped them off at the airport for their flight home. I get back to the villa, whip out the recipe book and start mixing up a batch of Jeff's rub with a couple of tweaks to suite the taste buds. Get one of the briskets all rubbed and ready, into the fridge for a while and then get ready to start prepping the grill and AMNS. Luckily I went to the grill first to remove all of the leftover ash and set it up for an overnight smoke.
Lets see....where did I put that other bag of charcoal...
yep, you guessed it - that "other" bag was the one I had just emptied to make ribs the other day.
(a very well chosen compound word uttered at that moment)
OK...so the brisket will rest the night in the fridge while I reschedule the smoke.
Sorry to tease like that, and I think you're thinking - why not just go get some more charcoal? Well, I work at a villa that provides a vehicle (nice owner!!!) however, the owner's wife is here and is using said vehicle. Nearest place to get charcoal is about a 2 hour walk away. Lazy? yes! Brisket is worth it in flat lands, but not in mountains! I can wait. Hopefully you can too! I will update tomorrow and will be including Qview!
Plans include the minion method using the side coal baskets, a drip pan/water pan under the brisket and the AMNS on the opposite end. Tight fit but should be fine. Not sure when I'll start but likely an all day smoke unless work get in the way of starting it. Gotta replant 4 palm trees tomorrow...moving them from the pool deck level up 6 flights of stairs to the parking level - yippee!
Beer time - gotta get that no coal frustration under control and get ready for dinner. Burgers! Oh crap...guess its left-overs in the microwave. aaarrrggggg!