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Smoked my first beef brisket

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Well.......it didn't come out like I'd hoped.

This is what I did:

2.5 lb. beef brisket put a couple different rubs on it. Wrapped in plastic wrap and put in fridge for a couple hours. Took it out and let it sit to get to room temp for an hour. Smoked in Masterbuilt electric smoker until internal temp reached 160*. Took it out and double wrapped in foil. Put back in smoker until internal temp was 190*. Removed from smoker and let rest for 2 hrs. Put in fridge until next day. Took out of fridge and set on counter for 1/2 hour and then put it in theoven @250 for about an hour. Had small pan with water in oven as well. When it was done it looked great!! LOOKED! When I cut into the meat it was a little tough. This was a practice run for this weekend. I am having a party and wanted to smoke a 5 or 6 lb piece. Can anyone help?!

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Noticed that this is your first post with us.  Would you mind popping over to Roll Call and let us give you a proper SMF welcome?  http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/f/133/roll-call

 

Also....here is a great Sticky on how to do a Brisket.  It may help!

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/50979/basic-brisket-smoke/140#post_1035139

 

Kat

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