Been smoking a few years now, but never tried a Brisket. So did my first for Christmas Eve this year and just now got around to post it. Did a lot of reading other post on the site and was a big help to make sure I selected the right cut. Met Pete the butcher at BJ’s and he helped me select the right one.
I also watch a video on YouTube to better understand the best way to trim it for smoking and I think it helped me a lot. It was from Aaron Franklin from Franklin BBQ in Texas that I liked the most.
After trimming the Brisket I only used a little “Tony Chachere’s Orginal Creole Seasoning” for thr rub. Then during the first 6 hours on smoke I sprayed Apple Juice on it.
I also want to add that I used other side of my new smoker I built (not RF side) and it worked out great. Never move the brisket during the first 6 hours. When I built the smoker I made a grill side but wanted to be able to smoke in it two so I brought the smoke above the racks and set the chimney below the racks and I like it a lot!
Used only OAK on this smoke (removed bark) and started wood at 0515 wanting to set the Brisket in NLT 0600.
I forgot to take a picture of the Brisket before I placed in the smoker, but heres one I took when I placed it in at 0557 and it was underway. I planned a 12 hr smoke with plans to wrap it at 6hrs, cook 6 hrs more and rest for 60 minutes and slice. Cooking temp 220-250 F. Placed it fat side up!
With this being a good size smoker did want to wast the smoke added ribs and chicken help fill the other chamber up around 1000 hrs.
Wanted to show you a shot of the smoker depicting the smoke and heat entering above the racks. When I desided to have it enter above the racks I had already built the firebox and I made a shut to the top of the firebox and placed it above the rake to allow the smoke and heat to enter.
After the brisket was done and rested I cut the flap off and sliced for the meal. Smoke ring was great and very happy with the out come. Very tender and moist if I must say so myself.
Sliced the rest of it, cut the flap in 3/4" sq and poured the juice of the cook over it for the final output at 2022 hrs to.
I will start doing more Briskets going foreward. I wish I could remember the name all the theads I read, because it helped me to have a excellent one smoke of a Brisket!
Wanted to share and hope everyone has a great 2013!
Edited by randya - 1/3/13 at 7:30pm