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My first brisket

post #1 of 16
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8 pound brisket out of the freezer and thawing out.  I'm following the recipe in John McLemore's "Dadgum That's Good" book and using my new MES 30 (bought from QVC - too good a deal to pass up).  The brisket was bought from CostCo and looks to be already trimmed.  More Q-View to come as I go through the process...

post #2 of 16

Question ?    Have you cooked anything on your new MES or is this going to be the first ?

 

Gary

post #3 of 16
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Hi Gary,

I've smoked ribs and a few other things in this MES. I also have an older MES and have smoked many times with it. That said, this will be my first brisket and I'm really looking forward to it.

Tom
post #4 of 16
Good luck with the brisky!
post #5 of 16
Is the weather out there going to let you? We need that rain on the west coast! Good luck with the brisket! I have become addicted to it in the past few months and use it as the primary protein for the families breakfast, lunch and diner!
post #6 of 16
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Thanks - The recipe I'm using is very complicated, but I followed it religeously.  11 ingredients for the marinade and 10 for the rub...

post #7 of 16
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Originally Posted by bauchjw View Post

Is the weather out there going to let you? We need that rain on the west coast! Good luck with the brisket! I have become addicted to it in the past few months and use it as the primary protein for the families breakfast, lunch and diner!


It's overcast and cool, a little drizzly, but not enough to worry about.  Wish I could send some of this rain to you, but those darn Rockies get in the way.

post #8 of 16
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Out of the fridge after marinating over-night.  The rub is on and the MES is pre-heating.  I added more rub after this pic was taken.

 

post #9 of 16
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In the MES

 

post #10 of 16

That things looks Purdy already !!

 

Gary

post #11 of 16
Looking forward to see how this ends up.
post #12 of 16
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After about 10 hours....  Here it is...

 

absolutely the best beef I've ever tasted (IMHO) and cut-with-a-fork tender.  Nice smokey taste...  

 

post #13 of 16
Looks like your hooked! Great jod!icon14.gif
post #14 of 16

Looks good! Wish I could throw one on now, and get it quick. (Like the BBQ Pit Boys say, "Through the miracle of time...")

 

I couldn't tell from the pic, what color smoker did you end up getting? First time I'd ever seen multiple colors, on that QVC show.

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Originally Posted by mneeley490 View Post
 

Looks good! Wish I could throw one on now, and get it quick. (Like the BBQ Pit Boys say, "Through the miracle of time...")

 

I couldn't tell from the pic, what color smoker did you end up getting? First time I'd ever seen multiple colors, on that QVC show.


I got the Cinnamon MES.  Second choice was the blue...

post #16 of 16
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Originally Posted by b-one View Post

Looks like your hooked! Great jod!icon14.gif


I've been hooked for a few years now - but never had the time to do a brisket.  Also, was always a little apprehensive about ruining an expensive piece of meat...

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