Memorial Day - Brisket - Pepper Spray

Discussion in 'Beef' started by buck wheezer, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. buck wheezer

    buck wheezer Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    In addition to a Boston Butt and a couple of chickens, I smoked a brisket for about 40 Memorial Day guests. Sorry no pics.

    I had read about oak in Cheryl and Bill Jamison's "Smoke & Spice" that "what it does to beef brisket is probably against the law in some states" (p. 20). So naturally, I had to try it.

    Unfortunately, all I had was a bag of oak chips in a black bag that had the Tabasco brand logo on it. So, getting close enough to check the temp was a matter of life-and-death, as it nearly choked and blinded me.

    It also amped up the flavor a few notches as well!

    Gotta say, though, if I keep up the smoking habit, I may have to burn some of those chips just to keep the neighbors at bay.
  2. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey Buck, try chunks instead of chips. Start smoker ahead of time and get that thin blue smoke rolling. Add chunks as needed . Smoke on.
  3. flyin'illini

    flyin'illini Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    TX-HNTR - I missed this one while traveling last week and heard about it from a reliable source (Mrs Buck Wheezer who also thinks taking pics of food is a little funny like Mrs Flyin'illini) today. I know, I know... no pics it didn't happen but in this case we have a reliable 3rd party with no interest in 'bias' due to skepticism of our 'hobby'.
  4. buck wheezer

    buck wheezer Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    Sanity's overrated.... Or so "they" say. Unfortunately, I'm not sure if "they" are inside voices or outside voices; it get's pretty confusing some days. Some folks look forward to the day when "the smoke clears." I think that will be a sad day, indeed.
  5. buck wheezer

    buck wheezer Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    Unfortunately, my Rival KC smoker gives me only a *tiny* chamber for any kind of smoke inducing materials. I'm working on modding my charcoal bullet (while I search for a drum...), hoping I can use chunks in the near future. Thanks!

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