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First brisket loaded in the MES

post #1 of 14
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Yep, smoking my first brisket tonight. Got an 11 lb packer. It had a pretty thick fat cap so I trimmed it up best I could.

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I injected it with some beef stock then sprinkled on some salt, pepper, and Montreal steak seasoning.

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I'm going to make ChefJJ's au ju sauce to go with it. Hopefully it will be eatable.

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post #2 of 14
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Just went and added the beef stock to the veggys for the au jus. After about 1.5 hrs the IT is 105°. Figured it would take longer for that hunk of meat.

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post #3 of 14
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I just had to go take a look at it. 12 hrs cook time and IT of 187. Of course the point probbed like butter but the flat was still putting up some resistance. I knew it was early but couldn't wait. I closed the door and waiting some more.

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post #4 of 14
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Well, here is the finished product.

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It looks like I burnt it to death. I guess ill see when I slice it up. Cook time was just shy of 16 hours at 225-230. AMNPS worked out great.

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post #5 of 14
Looking great!
post #6 of 14

Really looks good.. I bet it looked great when you sliced it.. Nice bark..

 

Phil

post #7 of 14

How was it?  would love to see a pic of the sliced meat...

post #8 of 14
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It turned out ok.  Tasted pretty good.  I cubed up the point to make some burnt ends and I kinda actually burnt them.  Guess I left them on a little to long, I had fired up the weber to finish them off.  I wasn't able to get any pics when i sliced it up yesterday.  I did bring some for lunch today, Ill take a shot of it at lunch time.  I know wont look as good, and will be late for results pictures.  Ive still got a lot of learning to do on briskets.

post #9 of 14
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Originally Posted by msuman View Post

It turned out ok.  Tasted pretty good.  I cubed up the point to make some burnt ends and I kinda actually burnt them.  Guess I left them on a little to long, I had fired up the weber to finish them off.  I wasn't able to get any pics when i sliced it up yesterday.  I did bring some for lunch today, Ill take a shot of it at lunch time.  I know wont look as good, and will be late for results pictures.  Ive still got a lot of learning to do on briskets.



You did a fantastic job for your first go-round, the finished brisky looked perfect; like a meteor. All that bark made me want to reach in through the screen for it.

FWIW, burnt ends are alot harder to master than they seem; don't give up, practice is the (delicious) way to go.

post #10 of 14
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Here are some of the leftovers.

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post #11 of 14

Brisket is tough to to well, looks like you made a very good run at your 1st one.  Congrats. 

post #12 of 14

Doesn't look burnt at all. Actually looks very good.

 

Gotta stop reading this board right before lunch... lol

 

Looks like you did a great job for your first time..

post #13 of 14

Brisket looks pretty darn good! I finally picked up one this past weekend for my first one in the not to distant future and can only hope it comes out looking as good as yours

post #14 of 14

It's pretty easy, you'll see it aftrer your first time.

I would say that the best advice is to follow several people's tips, and then just carve your own path down the middle of what they said.

Best of luck!
 

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Brisket looks pretty darn good! I finally picked up one this past weekend for my first one in the not to distant future and can only hope it comes out looking as good as yours



 

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