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Piro's first smoke

post #1 of 13
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Gave my new offset smoker its first run yesterday, it was a very steep learning curve.

I had bought a brisket and steeped it in sea salt water most of the previous day then dried it of.

I then marinade it in sweet chilli sauce and condemned it to a night in the fridge in a sealed bag

My rub was a mix of meat seasoning and brown sugar

It then got complicated, it was a windy day and the outside temperature was only 11c.

The box fired up without any problems and I was using cut up whisky barrels for the smoke. All started well but I had trouble getting the smoke box up to 225c and holding it there.

As a baste I used apple juice and brown sugar.

After 7Hrs and 2 resting I felt I had a result

I munched on the end, it is brilliant.

The whole exercise was success but a lot of work and very time consuming. I will be using the smoker over the summer but feel that I will be looking at an electric jobo for next year.

Trouble is most of the serious smokers on the market are set for 110 v and I live over the pond where it is 240v.
post #2 of 13
Nice looking smoke Piro. Thats a good looking smoke ring you got there I bet that was some goooooood eating!

If you put the meat in a ziplock bag or a covered bowl and shake it you will not have so much wasted rub material.
post #3 of 13
Nice job Piro! Great smoke ring on that. Sounds like you doing great, maybe a less windy day would be less stressful.
post #4 of 13
Great looking smoke. Even though it seems like a lot of work, the end result is what we're after.
post #5 of 13
Congrats on a sucessful first run....brisket looks great!!
post #6 of 13
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Just had a feed of Smoked brisket, roast spuds and Brussels sprouts.

I put the brisket in a tray and covered it with gravel and popped it in the oven for ½Hr.

Good grub, very tender and the wife liked it, so next time in am at the cottage I will be smoking again.
post #7 of 13
wait, what? icon_eek.gif
post #8 of 13
isn't 225 c like 450 f? Isn't that a bit hot for a brisket?
post #9 of 13
Looks really tasty!
post #10 of 13
Congrats on your first smoke! Looks like you ended up with some tasty Q.
post #11 of 13
Thread Starter 
oops dislexia showing again
post #12 of 13
Congrats on our smoke piro!

That's a beef brisket? It looks like a big pork loin.
post #13 of 13
Nice job on the first run Piro
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