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Lazy Labor Day Brisket 2013

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This is my first post, so work with me.  Decided to do a brisket on Labor Day, just for competition practice.  Well, and of course to enjoy.  I trimmed the brisket Sunday night and rubbed it with my homemade beef rub.




Got up bright and early Monday and started the smoker.  I'm using a Char-Griller Outlaw model.  Used a mixture of about 80% Hickory and 20% Apple for smoke.  I also scored the fat cap and added a little more rub before I threw it on the smoker, fat side up, about 5:30.  Smoking around 250 degrees.





Took a little nap while she was cooking and then went and got some fresh jalapenos out of the garden and made a few ABT's just for a snack.  Put them on around the 4 1/2 hour mark.  Checked the IT of the brisket and I was already at 158.  I flipped the brisket over and spritzed with a little apple juice/vinegar mixture at this point.  Shut the lid and let the ABT's go for for about and hour and a half. 








I hit a little bit of a stall around this time, only going from 160 to 164 from 5 to 7 1/2 hour mark.  I waited another half hour and wrapped it, put it back on the smoker at 250.  Checked IT again at the 9 hour mark and I was at 191, getting close.  Another 15 minute wait and I was at a beautiful 196.  I took the brisket off, separated the point and flat, and wrapped the flat tightly in more foil.  Stuffed it in a cooler with towels to keep warm and get those juices just right.  The point I let sit for about 15 minutes before I cut it into chunks for burnt ends.  Tossed them in a foil pan with some of my bbq sauce, a little more rub, and some of the reserved cooking juices from when I wrapped it.  Put back in smoker for 2 hours at 250 to let them carmelize and to let my flat rest.  After about 12 hours total from when the brisket went on, I was ready to slice the flat and enjoy some beautiful brisket.  Might have been just a few minutes over done, but the texture was great, smoke ring looked pretty, and I was happy.  And full!






Hope you all enjoyed reading this post!  Happy Smokin'

post #2 of 3

Man, shoulda been at your house!  That looks fantastic!  Nice cook!

post #3 of 3

Looks tasty, nice job!

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