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post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
What a day!

Beef Brisket on my new Kamado Ceramic. First Q with Charcoal as I normally use a GMG.

Been test running it all week at my workshop, and could control temperature within +-2'C

Prepared the Brisket as to Bearcavers Brisket, cross score fat rubbed ion SPO.






Kamado running at 105'C

Using Lump Charcoal, here's the first mistake used up some old Charcoal with new.

Used GMG Texas Blend Pellets.







First three hours of cook no problem, then started to get an alarm cooking temperature had dropped to 83'C.

Removed diffuser plate, plenty of Charcoal, but dropping temperature???

Got my electric heat gun out and used it to blow air onto Charcoal to get a good "Furnace Going" reassembled grill and continued cooking. Temperature reached 71'C in six hours, foiled Brisket with Apple Juice, BBQ Sauce and Worcestershire Sauce.
Returned to grill.

Next check on grill, temperature had shot passed 105'C Upto 135'C, and Brisket was at 98'C. Closed all vents a down and let Brisket sit for 30 Mins.

Removed Brisket, and wrapped in a towel for 1 1/2.

With not a lot of confidence, unwrapped Brisket, and after reading Franklins Book, learnt the correct way to slice a Brisket.


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Well, how do you think it turned out?



AMAZING! Moist, melt in the mouth tenderness! yahoo.gif

Lessons learned, never mix New and Old Charcoal!

Smokin Monkey 🇬🇧
post #2 of 13

SM , looks delicious!

post #3 of 13
I'm confused here Monkey, are you upset at the taste or the fact that the temps rose so quickly. It looks fine to me. I'd eat it!
post #4 of 13
Looks good to me! I'm curious why the switch from pellet to kamodo?
post #5 of 13
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Originally Posted by CrazyMoon View Post

SM , looks delicious!

Hi CrazyMoon, not only looked delicious it tasted Delicious.
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Originally Posted by RMMurray View Post

I'm confused here Monkey, are you upset at the taste or the fact that the temps rose so quickly. It looks fine to me. I'd eat it!

Hi RMMurray, not upset at the taste at all, more my stupidity at mixing Charcoal, had to work hard to try and balance temperatures, when it should of been straight forward.
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Originally Posted by TimTimmay View Post

Looks good to me! I'm curious why the switch from pellet to kamodo?

Why switch? Can't help my self buying gear, I have a Gas BBQ, Tandoori Oven, GMG, Piri Piri Oven, Home Made Electric Smoker, Home Made "Novelty" Charcoal Smoker, Kamado BBQ, also have 4 Hog Roast Machine I use for Business!

Also we are having the Second UK Smokers Forum meet in July/August and I an down to do the Brisket. The GMG a is a bit big to take so the Kamado will be going with the "Novelty" Charcoal Smoker.

Smokin Monkey
post #6 of 13
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Why switch? Can't help my self buying gear, I have a Gas BBQ, Tandoori Oven, GMG, Piri Piri Oven, Home Made Electric Smoker, Home Made "Novelty" Charcoal Smoker, Kamado BBQ, also have 4 Hog Roast Machine I use for Business!



Smokin Monkey

Haha I've got my share of hobbies like that! I've never had more then the old smoker and the new smoker at any given time.
post #7 of 13

I say you did a fine job. It looks moist.

Happy smoken.

David

post #8 of 13
Man that looks great but I use old charcoal with new all the time.

I use the minion method in my mini.

I move all the partial burnt coal to one side of the basket then fill the rest of the basket with new. Start my burn on the partial burnt coals.

This kinda shows it.

IMG_20150510_083053789_HDR_zpsva71i0fc.jpg
post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by c farmer View Post

Man that looks great but I use old charcoal with new all the time.

I use the minion method in my mini.

I move all the partial burnt coal to one side of the basket then fill the rest of the basket with new. Start my burn on the partial burnt coals.

This kinda shows it.

IMG_20150510_083053789_HDR_zpsva71i0fc.jpg


Hi cFarmer, when I say old, I mean old! More than 1 year old in a open bag. When I put it in I know it was wrong!

Smokin Monkey
post #10 of 13
Ah, sorry.
post #11 of 13

I have used charcoal that was over that was close to 20 years old with no problem as long as it never got wet. This was leftover from a store that had closed and the owner put it in storage. When they were cleaning out the storage I bought all of it for next to nothing.

Happy smoken.

David

post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by themule69 View Post

I have used charcoal that was over that was close to 20 years old with no problem as long as it never got wet. This was leftover from a store that had closed and the owner put it in storage. When they were cleaning out the storage I bought all of it for next to nothing.
Happy smoken.
David

His bag use open thou.
post #13 of 13
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His bag use open thou.

Keep it dry and use it.

Happy smoken.

David

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