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post #1 of 10
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Used Geek's basic brisket method with a few additions to the rub (cayenne, garlic powder, and paprika). Used a 4lb flat cut of Brisket...was going to get a whole brisket, but me and the wife will never eat 12lbs of meat, so I went with a nicely trimmed flat cut of Brisket from Costco that had been packed this morning, not packed in brine or anything. I also skipped the injection of the beef stock in Geek's method. Had a few friends over for dinner and we pretty much finished the sucker off. Came out good...I rushed a little at the end since I knew people were coming, and brought the heat up to 260-280. It probably wasn't quite as tender as it could have been had I let it go another hour or so, but all in all, everyone loved it, so I guess it was alright. It cooked 5.5 hours total...3.5 with smoke, 2 covered.

 

Fresh Cut

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I trimmed a little of this fat, but left about an 1/8" layer

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Rubbed and soaked in Cola

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Just thrown on the ECB

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A few "money shots"

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post #2 of 10

Looks pretty dang good from my house1

 It may have benifited from another hour in the smoker but it looks like a winner.

post #3 of 10

Now your brisket looks great and it has quite the smoke ring too. Now I think you should try a whole brisket cause after all there is such a thing as frezing it for leftovers for another day. Then I would re-heat it using a steamer pot and you will be amazed on how good it will be. All moist and to me the steamer brings out all the smokey flavor out of the meat.

post #4 of 10

Nice looking Qview and smoke ring.  Thanks for sharing!  

post #5 of 10

nice work

post #6 of 10

That looks very good.  I love brisket and I love left over brisket too

post #7 of 10
Thread Starter 

Thanks all. Yeah, I was wondering about reheating BBQ. Is a steamer pot (crock-pot) the best way to reheat BBQ? Do you have to add water or liquid when reheating? I would never use a microwave, and think an oven would dry it out. I would definitely smoke large portions and freeze it.

post #8 of 10

purty lookin smoke ring there!

post #9 of 10

Pintobean, looking good.

Dont ever worry about making too much that's what freezers are four.

You can vacuum seal then reheat later in the bag in boiling water.

 

post #10 of 10
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Originally Posted by SQWIB View Post


Pintobean, looking good.



Dont ever worry about making too much that's what freezers are four.



You can vacuum seal then reheat later in the bag in boiling water.



 





Thanks, I like that idea. Definitely shouldn't lose any moisture that way.
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