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Finally!! My First Brisket

post #1 of 23
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After helping people with some notes I have on Briskets, I finally decided to do my own. I have held off because we usually see full packers or pastrami here. Since I own a GOSM, I needed to separate the flat from the point so I could fit them on my smoker.
Not too hard, probably trimmed a little too much fat, but onto the smoker they went at 8:30 AM. Temps outside at the time. 28º PDT_Armataz_01_05.gif
A little cool for Florida. Funny part was my outside thermometer were reading 200 to to 210º tops. Since there were two of them and not seeing both being off at the same time, I add another to interior of smoker and found 250º,
Another surprise is this Brisket did not stall. Abelman had warned me this may happen. I had placed the brisket in a pan and after 3 1/2 hours covered it with foil, around 160º. At 3:30 PM I had 195º. I know 7 hours sounds early, but off it came. Wrapped in foil and into a cooler for 1 hour.

It didn't look bad and smelled great.

Had a decent smoke ring and was fairly moist.

Brisket is served.

Mrs Flash added some Black-eyed peas and rice along with some mashed taters. Took some of the juice and made a thin gravy. Not bad. I give me a 7 1/2 stars.
The next night we made open face brisket sammies covered in more mashed taters and gravy. The next night was some hot soup with Kale, brisket, beans and such. My God, it was 18º that morning. All of those turned out great.
Carved up the Point for some more sammies later. Good stuff. Will have to do it again.
post #2 of 23
I wouldn't say no if you offered me some. Nice job!
post #3 of 23
Nice work! It is cold man. I'm up in Augusta, GA and its cold!
post #4 of 23
Nice looking brisket, Flash! Another goody to make with the leftovers is brisket burritos. Just add cheddar cheese and smother with green chile.tongue.gif
post #5 of 23
Looks great Flash. Surprised to hear that is your first attempt at brisket.PDT_Armataz_01_28.gif
post #6 of 23
Flash that looks great - glad it came out so good for you
post #7 of 23
Yeah, some folks are kinda slow coming to the brisky table.PDT_Armataz_01_28.gif Like I got room to talk! It took me almost 18 months before I pulled my first all nighter and did a full packer brisket. To the uninitiated, big ol' briskets are a tad intimidating.

Great job and nice smoke ring too!points.gif
post #8 of 23
You said it best!
post #9 of 23
For your 1st. well done, nice and juicy looking. great smoke ring.and the BEP's those are wonderfull and complement any beef on a plate.
post #10 of 23
Don't be so hard on yourself I'll give you at least 8 stars!

Oh and some points.giftoo!
post #11 of 23
I am so hungry now!!mmmmm looks good!!!!
post #12 of 23
Looked great, the juice on those finished slices made me weak in the knees icon_mrgreen.gif

Now you gotta give the point to burnt ends a try, BBQd Heaven.
post #13 of 23
Great Looking Brisket...PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #14 of 23
Thread Starter 
No burnt ends this time. I carved up the point and vacuum sealed it for some future sammies and stews. PDT_Armataz_01_28.gif
post #15 of 23
Nice job. Hope I do as well on my first one.........
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post #17 of 23
That's a great lookimg brisket. points.gif
post #18 of 23
That's an awesome looking brisket!
post #19 of 23
Now that's the perfect uses for a brisket. You have made half of this site very proud with your first brisket and the many uses of the leftovers. PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #20 of 23
Looks good to me! Got to love the brisket. Dont bitch about the temps too much. Was 6 degree's BELOW zero here this morning.
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