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The best brisket I've done yet...with QView

post #1 of 17
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Hey fellas. I had a party at my house last weekend and cooked some of the best brisket I've made yet and thought I'd share the story with you. I'm new to the forums, so hopefully the pics post OK. Wish I woulda taken more pics, but that's how it goes.


I bought a 13 pounder of brisket and used this slather:


1 cup yellow mustard

½ cup firmly packed light brown sugar

1/8 cup cider vinegar

1/8 cup fresh lemon juice (about 2 lemons)

¾ tablespoon freshly ground black pepper

½ tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

½ teaspoon non-iodized salt

½ teaspoon Louisiana hot sauce

¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper


After covering the beast in slather I massaged in this rub:


½ cup granulated cane sugar

¼ cup seasoned salt

¼ cup onion salt

1/6 cup sweet Hungarian paprika

1 tablespoon chili seasoning

1 tablespoon lemon pepper seasoning

½ tablespoon freshly ground black pepper

½ tablespoon garlic salt

½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

¼ teaspoon dried rosemary


The slather is more tart than most, which adds a really nice flavor to the bark. The rub has a little bit of kick, with a nice balance of sugar and spices. I really like the combo of this slather and rub together. Maybe it's just dumb luck, but they seem to give the best bark.




Brisket Before_120330.jpg


This bad boy went on the smoker at 8pm Friday night and was done by 1:30pm Saturday. I used about 80% red oak to 20% apple. Not for any special reason, it's just what I had laying around. I cooked it for the first hour around 200, then bumped it up to 225-235 for the rest of the time. After the first 5 hours, it was mopped every two hours with an apple cider vinegar and oil mixture. I took it off at an IT of 188 degrees. Usually I would wait until 190-195, but it was starting to drizzle and I wanted to get my hot smoker away from the rain. When I took the brisket from the smoker I I put it inside a cooler, loosely wrapped in foil.


It was definitely the best brisket I've ever made. The bark was amazing and it was pretty moist throughout. Here is what it looked like when it was done:


Brisket After_120330.jpg




Brisket Sliced_120330.JPG



Somehow 13 people almost dusted 13 pounds of brisket, so that was awesome and a bummer at the same time. icon_biggrin.gif If there's one thing I could have done differently it would be to use more smoke.


Happy smoking folks!

post #2 of 17

Looks like it was a great success - 


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post #3 of 17
Looks great drool.gif
and welcome1.gif
post #4 of 17

Dat looks beautimous!

post #5 of 17

man that looks so good! I would kill for a sandwich full of that right now!

post #6 of 17

Welcome to SMF ,  were glad to have you aboard.... congrats on the brisky.... It looks great



post #7 of 17

Looks great!

post #8 of 17

welcome1.gif Glad to have you with us. That's a great looking brisket. Nice smoke ring.

post #9 of 17

Wow.........your not kidding, It does look very moist!


Great Job thumb1.gif

post #10 of 17

Great job, I love the bark and it does look very moist.  Feels good when people eat what you make :)


post #11 of 17

That brisket looks really good. It also surprising on how much people can eat. I cooked several briskets for my 25th wedding anniversary. Due to the weather being bad only 16 people showed up. Half of them were children & they finished off 2 briskets weighing about 22 lbs together. Surprised me.. lol


Congrats on your party. It sounds like it went off perfect..



post #12 of 17
Wow does that look goooood!!!
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post #14 of 17

WOW! When you can see the moist bits of meat after slicing, it really means you nailed it. And if you did't nail it you came awfull damn close.


Keep Smokin and Postin, I want to see more from you

post #15 of 17

Now that looks good.... real good.....th_INGardenbbq7.gif


Cooked Just right.   Brisket gotta be on for 11-12 hours before it'll ever get tender, its a time thing that cannot be rushed.  But you knew that already ......obviously,


Your rub is very close to mine that has worked for 25 years

post #16 of 17

wow that's looks amazing!  i have to go make a snack ... the qview made my stomach grumble.  a brisket will be on my list for the next thing to smoke.

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