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Shoulders and Brisket

post #1 of 18
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So Father-In Law is having a few people over on Sunday. He asked if I would do some pork and beef for him. My schedule changed this week, so had to do the cook on Thursday and he will reheat it for the gathering. He chose 2 shoulders and 1 full brisket.

 

Shoulder rub and prep was like this cook.

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/125208/3-shoulder-picnic-ham-smoke-w-q-view

 

Batch Size of Rub I used.

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/127046/jarjar-pork-rub-recipe

 

I used the rub I had left from this cook for the brisket. Did not do the Aus Jus, but it is very good.

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/126546/first-smoked-brisket

 

 

I pepped the meats the night before and put in the fridge. It rained the entire night before, so everything was wet. I started the fire at 6:30 and the smoker finally got to temp by 7:45.

I have added 2 dial thermometers just above grate level. L is on the far side and R is closest to the fire box.

I was using 2 remote thermometers I got from Wally World and I have a gut feeling they are picking up or interfering with each other. They will flash from one temp to another. Will have to play with them a bit more to figure this out. I do have on my wish list a couple Maverick ET-732 for the holidays….

 

Time                      Brisket  Pork       L              R

7:45                        34           34           275         300

10:15                     134         134         220         255

11:15                     155         155         250         290 (I stirred the charcoal to remove the ashes and the temp shot up.

12:15                     172         172         250         250

13:15                     168         185         260         280

At 13:30 I opened the smoker to probe the smaller of the two shoulders. It was at 200 IT, so I pulled and wrapped it with foil and towels.

14:15 I removed the last shoulder the IT was 202. The bone just fell out. I placed them both in a 2” hotel pan with my finishing sauce. Placed both of them in an oven that was set at 170 to let them sit in the juices and rest until the brisket was done. Then loosely finger pulled them and placed them to cool in the fridge.

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/128537/jarjar-pp-foiling-finishing-sauce

 

15:50 the brisket was at 195 IT, so I removed it and placed it in a hotel pan with ½ c beer and into the fridge to cool.

 

 

 

Starting pic. I usually will dust the meat one last time before it goes in the smoker.

 

 

 

11:15 Looking good.....

 

 

13:15 Looking nice and yummy. Think the little one is almost there. It was removed about 15 min later.

 

 

Hard to show. But the morrow was just bubbling away. 

 

 

Little one waiting to get wrapped and wait for it's big friend..

 

 

Well the big one was done. Went to move it by the bone and they just fell out....opps

 

 

The bones from the big one. Almost clean. Had my little hepper TCO the little bits that were on them. Not sure if the bones are good for my dog. Need to research that one more..but she can tell when i am smoking. She is always at my side licking her chops..so every now and then a piece will fall to her..

 

 

A few money shots to make you drool...... When I would taste little bits dredged through the sauce i could not stop eating it. I had to of eaten a half a pound while cleaning up....

 

 

 

 

The brisket looks good. I will try to get a sliced shot before everyone eats it on Sunday..

 

post #2 of 18
Looks real good!!!


~Martin
post #3 of 18
Looks good .
My dogs always get the first sample
post #4 of 18

Looks great Jeramy 

post #5 of 18

These pictures are not helping my BBQ cravings!!! im dieting mad.gif Those look awesome btw!!!!

post #6 of 18
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Originally Posted by jrod62 View Post

Looks good .
My dogs always get the first sample

My little buddy any time I fire up the smoker or reheat some from the freezer. She is sitting right next to the sink and stove and will not move. When I hold a piece for her she will lick her chops and wag her nub of a tail. It is the funniest thing. Make the wife mad because when the Q is out the dog will not go near her, she is always at my side.
post #7 of 18
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Scarbelly thank you!

Schaydu i am sorry it is not helping with the diet...... If it makes you feel any better there is none left......
post #8 of 18

Nice job!
 

post #9 of 18

Yum!

post #10 of 18

This is the only site where you can comment on another mans meat and get away with it...lmfao ROTF.gif

post #11 of 18
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Originally Posted by Cooknhogz View Post

This is the only site where you can comment on another mans meat and get away with it...lmfao ROTF.gif

Or rubbing butts and not end up in a law suit.....
post #12 of 18

Great looking chow!!

post #13 of 18
Got my mouth watering
post #14 of 18

awesome looking Butt! looks like everyone ate the brisket before you got any pictures ;)

post #15 of 18

"The bones from the big one. Almost clean. Had my little hepper TCO the little bits that were on them. Not sure if the bones are good for my dog. Need to research that one more..but she can tell when i am smoking. She is always at my side licking her chops..so every now and then a piece will fall to her."

 

Chow looks really good, I'd be careful giving the bones to the dog. Cooked bones have a tendency to splinter and the dog could choke on a sliver. I give my dogs marrow bones that haven't been cooked and they just engulf them. We push the marrow out of the center with a wooden spoon once they've exhausted their tongues length.
 

 

Chris

post #16 of 18
Thread Starter 
Thank you Chris.... We decided to take it away from her when we saw her break it fairly quickly. She still follows me around when I am smoking things, she will even sit and look at the smoker as we are opening the door to go back inside.
post #17 of 18
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SmokedReb - awesome looking Butt! looks like everyone ate the brisket before you got any pictures ;) I got delayed at work and was not able to make it home in time. When I finally got there only a couple scrap pieces were left..... Oh well they enjoyed it. So I will have to make another soon........
post #18 of 18

No problem, My dog skidmark also loves to sit there and watch the smoker in anticipation of future treats.
 

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