A buddy brought me a trimmed brisket from TX a couple of months ago, handed it to me in an opaque plastic grocery bag, and I stuck it in the freezer without looking at it. I was planning to make some pastrami with it until I took it out to thaw two nights ago.
So, it was already spiced - no pastrami to be made this time.
Can't look a gift horse in the mouth - nothing to do now but
smoke it and eat it.
My son cut a half-round of apple for smoke.
From here to the Smokin' Tex preheated at 250F.
Nice, light apple smoke for 2 hours at 250F.
Ready to go into the oven at 250F for three hours along with
two cups of water. Lid goes on blue speckled roasting pan.
The brisket turned out great - moist with good smoke flavor.
Potato salad and fresh asparagus (not shown) trimmed out
the meal, which was great.
Cooking a pre-seasoned brisket was not what I had in mind,
but it turned out well.
Edited by stripernut - 6/28/13 at 10:08pm