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First try packer

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 

On the back side of a 2 week vacation and I figured I'd better do some smoking before heading back to work. I shopped around and was shocked at brisket prices....3.99 a pound for trimmed up flats was the norm. Luckily wally world had full packers for 2.50. Not very cheap but better none the less. So I picked up a 15 pounder and a rack of baby backs.


Thanks to this web site I was easily able to separate the point and flat. The learning curve here is so steep you guys have me making great BBQ in no time. I appreciate it.


Here we have the main ingredients




And here is what they ended up looking like before hitting the smoker. Montreal Steak seasoning on the brisket and McCormicks sweet and smokey rub on the ribs.




And finally, I was able to get it all on the top rack.....again. This 22.5 WSM is the bomb!




A tight fit for sure but I've loaded it up more than this.


Started at 12:30 central time. I'll let you guys know how they turn out.

post #2 of 16

Looks like a great start!

post #3 of 16

looking good so far....looks like a nice day for a smoke

post #4 of 16


post #5 of 16

Great start! popcorn.gif

post #6 of 16
Great start!!
post #7 of 16

Looks good popcorn.gif

post #8 of 16

Don't leave us hangin' Damon, I know it turned out great biggrin.gif

post #9 of 16

Looking Good can't wait to see the results

post #10 of 16

Looks good. Interested to see how long this takes. I have to split my Full Packers also.

You planning on foiling the Brisket at some point?

post #11 of 16
Thread Starter 

Ok, ok. Didn't have time last night to post the results. Everything went fine. The brisket was smoked until it hit 165 or so then I foiled both chunks and took it to 200.


I pulled the point




and sliced the flat....




Everything came out great. I didn't smoke these to eat I smoked them to put up for future meals. Of course I taste tested it and both were great.


Sorry about the poor pics.....dim lighting requiring an f1.8 aperture is not conducive to depth of field

post #12 of 16

Cooking time?

post #13 of 16

I knew it turned out great biggrin.gif


Awesome smoke ring 2thumbs.gif


Thanks for the Qview

post #14 of 16
Thread Starter 

Sorry Flash, I didn't pay any attention to the time. Maybe around 7 hours or so.

post #15 of 16
Originally Posted by Damon555 View Post

Sorry Flash, I didn't pay any attention to the time. Maybe around 7 hours or so.

Hey no problem. I had one done in around 6 + hours. I see so many doing them over 12 to 14 hours though.

post #16 of 16

It is a great smoke

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