Well I found a nice brisket at wallyworld on friday night, It weighed 12.72 pounds and cost $1.72 per pound so it came to $21.88. I planned on a sunday smoke, so called a couple friends to see if they wanted to throw anything on since I was fireing it up. So they ended up bringing 2 doz, Brats, 3 salmon filets, a 3 # fatty and some turkey cutlets which I turned into dog snacks, plus I also cut up 3.5 pounds of venison for jerky. It was the first time using the cold smoke side and it took quite a bit more time than I am used to doin jerky and is abit too smokey. And the way the deer was processed ( not by me ), the only way to get a decent slice was to cut it with the grain of the meat and I don't care much for it that way. The brisket only stayed in the smoker about 5 hours in a pan till it reached 165* and then foiled and placed in a 250* oven for maybe 3 hours till it hit 195* and off to the cooler. I put it in the smoker at 9 am and by 9:15 pm it was all pulled. The smoker ran pretty much 225 the whole time So I just took pics of the brisket before foiling and after pulling. I also ended up with 6 pound of nice meat and nearly 6 cups of defatted drippings for au jus.
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8/4/08 at 6:08pm