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1st brisket qview

post #1 of 10
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So it wasn't absolutely perfect - but the blackened fatty stuff on the outside was INCREDIBLE.

My only complaint is that the flat ended up being a little bit dry. The idea was to smoke it a bit hotter (260-275) to help with this issue, but it still ended up taking 11.5 hours to get to 185 internal temp (12.5lb brisket). Maybe I should have gone by the thermometer that was over the brisket rather than the one below it for measuring my smoker temp (30+ degree difference). I also did not foil it at all during the smoke... I just didn't feel like it.
Anyway, it's a minor complaint... this turned out better than I'd imagined it could.

Oh - I also threw on a tray of bacon (on a rack below the brisket in the GOSM) this morning just to see what would hapen. Since the brisket fat and rub was dripping on it it had some nice spicy flavor.

Separated the point from the flat (think I might do this before cooking next time)

post #2 of 10
looks good from here!
post #3 of 10
Nice looking brisket.
post #4 of 10
It looks great PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif I wouldn't have guessed it was your first by the pics
post #5 of 10
Yes your brisket does look like you have been doing them for awhile now. It doesn'y look dry in the Qview either.points.giffor your first one of many I'm sure.
post #6 of 10
Man that looks good!
post #7 of 10
I have to agree with the other posters in that it didn't look at all dry. As for your thermometer, I always place one probe on the grate next to the item being smoked since my smoker (Masterbuilt gasser) is built like your GOSM and has the thermomter in the middle and temps are different on each grate. That way you know the temperature you're cooking at. Either way, it looks like you've been doing this for a while! PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #8 of 10
Great looking Brisk. If you need a second opinion, send me a couple of slices. I will check that brisk for ya. PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #9 of 10
Mmmhh That looks delicious! Well done!
post #10 of 10
Welcome to SMF BontyBahr. Head over to Roll Call & tell us about yourself so folks here can welcome you properly. Please enjoy your stay here.
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