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Hello from north Texas

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Hello to all. I stumbled upon this site while looking up how to smoke potatoes. We (hubby and i) are backyard barbecuers, we have a smoker and a gas grill. We've been learning through trial and error and after a couple of incinerated briskets, i decided it was time to start learning how to smoke meat. I'm looking forward to learning my way around this site and reading what others have to say.

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Hello and welcome fellow Texan I just posted how I do my Brisket's for another member so I don't have to re-type the whole thing I'll get it and paste it for you.


Glad to have you


Gary S

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 I have a RF (Reverse Flow) but here is what I do for Brisket (one note I didn't always have an RF I started with an ECB and cooked on a straight flow for years)  here goes, I get a full packer brisket from Sam's. While my smoker is coming up to temp I start trimming it down to where the fat cap is about a 1/4" all over. I rub it with olive oil (or any good oil) and coat with coarse ground black pepper and salt (I keep mine pretty simple) then on the smoker for 5 to 6 hours spritzing every so often with apple juice or sometimes apple juice and apple cider vinegar 50/50. I smoke at 225º.

Then I pull it off wrap in butcher paper and back on for another 5 -6 hours or so. Then I take it leaving it in the butcher paper, wrap in a couple old towels and into the cooler for an hour or so. Always has a nice bark, great smoke ring and juicy and tender. This is just how I do it because my family and myself like the flavor. Sure not the only way with rubs and temps but works for me. I usually use hickory or pecan along with lump charcoal.

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Hey Vicki


Welcome to the Smoking  forum.   You’ll find great , friendly people here, all more than willing to answer any question you may have.  Just ask and you’ll get about 10 different answers—all right.  LOL.   Don’t forget to post qviews.



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Welcome to the forum, many find this a good place to get information. There is a E-course available in the drop down tab where you select various forums, that is a good place to start and don't forget the search bar is your friend.

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