8LBS Brisket Flat

Discussion in 'Beef' started by eth555, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. eth555

    eth555 Newbie

    Well second smoke on my WSM, a brisket flat from Sam's.  Started WSM last night around 7pm, and put brisket on at 8pm.  Pulled this morning at 8am with internal temp of 192F; turned out fantastic.  I used cherry and mesquite wood chunks and did not foil, just let her run.  This was one of the best tasting smokes I have done.  I was really nervous about it being too dry but it turned out great.  I used sand in the water pan this time instead of water this time; but I seemed to have problems holding temp.  It peaked at 300F at about 1am, I had all the bottom vents closed and ended up turning the top vent partially closed.  I was hoping to keep it around 225F, but it still turned out good.  I am wondering if I did not start out with too many lit coals, I used about 3/4 of a chimney of lit?  But the WSM ran all night and still have coals left over this morning.  Thanks for looking!  




  2. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks like it turned out awesome!
  3. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks like it turned out great - congrats 
  4. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    looks tasty to me!!
  5. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks good , and a good Smoke ring too... isn't it nice to have good Bark ?

    Yes , less fuel to start, you can always add more.
  6. eth555

    eth555 Newbie

    It great to have good bark.  I used the smokenator in a Weber kettle before, which stuff turned out good, but never got good bark; the WSM has exceeded my expectations.  I will use less fuel to start next time.  

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