Greetings from Oakland, CA (and my first brisket)

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by lightintoashes, Sep 12, 2013.

  1. Hello all,

    I'm brand new to the smoked meat game, but getting somewhat obsessed. After living in apartments for years, I finally moved into a house with a yard last March and promptly got a Weber kettle. After a few months of experiments on that, with mixed success, I was still mostly cooking hot and fast. Last month I inherited an MES 30 from my father in law, and now I'm starting to go the low and slow route more often. I've been lurking here for a couple of weeks, and did pork shoulder for pullin after copious research that was fantastic, and then a brisket flat last weekend that was good too. But there is certainly room for improvement with the brisket. I plan on doing a couple of racks of BB ribs on Saturday, and I'll start a thread. I'll post pics of the brisket in a separate post below.

    Cheers, and thanks for all the informative posts.

  2. my first brisket and second smoke on the MES 30! it was a 7.5 lb flat i think, but i'm no expert on cut names.

    it ended up being quite tasty, but a bit too smoky. i should have cut the smoke sooner, and probably foiled a little longer. i made JJ's jus as well, which also would have benefited from less smoke.

    i took it off after 13 hours at 197 degrees. here's the q-view:

    i forgot to take a photo of it rubbed, but i used a commercial blend from a local smokehouse called "kinder's"

    this was a few hours in, when i stuck in the meat therm. the temp was 145


    this was at 168 just before foiling

    this was after coming out of the foil at 185

    this was after resting in a towel/cooler for 45 minutes

    thickened the au jus up into gravy and served it all with a spicy coleslaw. 

    thanks for lookin, tips appreciated.
  3. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    :welcome1: to SMF!!! We're happy you found us! You've come to the right place, we have over 50,000 members who just love to share their experience and over 1,000,000 posts describing it! Yea that’s right over 1,000,000!

    The search bar at the top can be your best friend when you are trying to find answers to your questions but you can still ask too if you want!

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    The brisket looks Great!!
  4. welcome aboard! you came to the right place fer sure! tons of info to soak up in here and lots of helpful ppl. looks like a pretty good first run at brisket, it only gets better. good luck and have fun.
  5. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forums!  Your brisket qview looks delicious!  This is the best place I know for sharing ideas on smoking, grilling, curing, etc.  There are plenty of friendly, knowledgeable folks who really enjoy helping one another.  Looking forward to your input here, and just ask when you need anything...someone here will surely have the answer.

  6. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    [​IMG]to SMF!  We are so glad you joined us! 

    We love to see pictures of what you are cooking (or what we call q-views here at SMF).  To "upload the q-views" just follow the directions here and it will be easier. If you are using a cell phone, an IPad or a kindle, go to the main SMF page and click the Mobile button. Will make the uploads a bit faster too.

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  7. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome. Lets meet at the new bay bridge span and we can trade some of your yummy brisket for some of my smoked Salmon.

    Tapayakin' from my iphone

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