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Brisket for the big bro.....

post #1 of 30
Thread Starter 
I am smoking a brisket for one of my two big brothers (both my heros) this happens to be the fireman big brother......
I am using the SmokeyOkie sear method, after I sear I am rubbing with a Cocoa powder based rub, using a mop sauce with a base of tawny port...
I will post some Q-vue tomorrow....wish me luck his ecb had not had any mods made to it since the last time I saw it!!!
I am starting tonight at my house then pulling it off, packing it in a cooler than making the drive down to his casa and putting it on his ecb......
More later!
post #2 of 30
Good luck on the brisket.
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post #4 of 30
what a great sis...need another brother...just joking...have fun and good luck...PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #5 of 30
Hey BBQG- Since yer uncorking a nice tawny, mind pouring me a glass? Yumm I love ports!

Yer a good Sis!
post #6 of 30
By the time I get there, it'll be noon, Ken ;{) Eastern time!
post #7 of 30
Love the idea of cocoa powder and tawny port!

You should give palm sugar a try sometime. It's a perfect medium for holding the rub. It's the palm sugar in the jar with the liquid on top. As I wrote in an earlier post, the liquid smells funny, but it tastes fine. Basically, you just go through the liquid to get at the concentrated sugar, which is quite solid. The liquid sort of goes along for the ride and softens it. When you rub it on the meat, it breaks down a little and goes from white to clear. It's sort of sticky at that point which is perfect for holding the rub. So far, I haven't noticed any problem with the sugar burning (but I char, so who knows?)

Bet yours turns out great!
post #8 of 30
hey kelly, hope your brisket turns out well, cant wait for some qview!!!
post #9 of 30
Just have him keep what you do a secert from the guys at the station..are you will have a new job cooking there..enjoy your day with family..
post #10 of 30
Nice plan! Have fun!
post #11 of 30
Thread Starter 

My Q-VUE!!

Here is my naked 15# beast....:)

here we are searing the beast....mental note dirt puts out grease fire biggrin.gif
cabana boy was impressed with this empirecal knowledge

all seared....

the final on the rub was 1/2 cup cocoa powder, 1/2 brown sugar 3 tbl cayenne, then rubbed..then a fine layer of cuban coffee, and finished with an additional layer of cracked black pepper...

the mop sauce is the tawny port mixed with cherry chocolate vinegar....
Its been on for about 16 hours now, we have a ways to go..however it smells so YUMMY!!
Thanks for all the great inspiration...and for checking my Q-VUE!!
More to follow...I am smoking to pull temp, with cherry....
post #12 of 30
Looks great so far will be awaiting more Qview
post #13 of 30
Lookin good!
post #14 of 30
Outstanding! Thanks for the qview. Interesting about the coco rub, will have to give that a try sometime.
post #15 of 30
Awesome looking sear on that bad boy!!!! The ingredients are out of this world sounding too ... as always .. PDT_Armataz_01_28.gifbiggrin.gif

Love the closeness you have with your family. Nothing like sharing the love of smoked meats with those that are close to ya!
post #16 of 30
Interesting rub, can't wait to hear about the results and the taste test. I am all eyes and ears for this one.
post #17 of 30
Thread Starter 

Final Pix Not So Good....

Cuz there was not so much left when I remembered well my niece reminded me to take the q-vue pix....
the cocoa rub was so wicked.......I can't wait to do that again...tritip perhaps..
Happy smokes to all, thanks to everyone for the insperation

post #18 of 30
Very nice, I liked your sear, I could smell it. You got points if I have any left, not sure how that works yet.PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #19 of 30
I am totally impressed with your BBQ skillz. That looks awesome. No wonder there's hardly any left. Congrats on a job well done. PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #20 of 30
Whats left looks great and I'm sure there were full bellys after the feast PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
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