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first brisket try

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
Very new to this forum, but already learning a lot from reading everyone's post. It's nice reading all the info and tips from experienced smokers. I'm a novice smoker, but going to try my first attempt at a brisket tomorrow. One of the many things I'm not sure of is should I put it in a foil pan while smoking or straight on the grill. Also, do I sear both sides first or just start smoking? Thanks!
post #2 of 12
Welcome to the SMF. Gonna try a brisket right off the bat. Good for you. It can be a tricky piece of meat. So don't get freaked when it stalls. I'd put it right on the grate. You can sear if you want, but that's really more of a personal preference.
post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 
Thanks, Dude. How about putting a pan of water in there? I'm using a New Braunfels Longhorn Tradition.
post #4 of 12
First off welcome h0710 to SMF. You'll like it here cause there are abunch of good folks here that would just love to help you out with just about anything to do with smoking. We really like to have newbies here because they can bring in a new propective to how things are done. There's nothing like a new set of eyes to give and new way to make things that little differant to make things alittle better. So I hope you know about the Qview here.
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post #5 of 12
Welcome to the SMF forum, You came to the right place. Good people and good info.
post #6 of 12
Welcome to SMF...I like to do brisket in a roaster pan with the wire grate. That way you get all the juice from the drippings (and if you refrigerate it, you can skim off the fat easily and add a whole lot of flavor to the meat when you serve).
post #7 of 12
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the info. I can't wait to get up early and get started (it's gonna be cold). If it turns out half way decent, I'll try to post some pics. What are some easy smokes to do while I'm just learning? I love doing this, I'm just not that good at it -- yet!
post #8 of 12
Welcome to the SMF. Enjoy your stay!
post #9 of 12
Jump right in there with a good choice of beef that is a real challenge. Not really. I loved brisket so much it was one of my first choices to smoke. With the help of this forum it came out great and is further being refined with the wealth of knowledge gleaned from the great smokers of SMF. PDT_Armataz_01_28.gif
post #10 of 12

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post #11 of 12
Welcome and good luck with the brisket - I love to do chicken in mine - so many ways to smoke them
post #12 of 12
Howdy & welcome aboard!!
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