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    Best Brisket Ever - Pellet Smoker Instructions

    forgot to mention I poked holes in the foil to get enough oxygen/air-flow to the chips.
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    Looking to upgrade

    I bought a zgrill (https://www.zgrills.com/collections/wood-pellet-grills) after reading reviews and I like it. The company used to make the traegers.
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    Best Brisket Ever - Pellet Smoker Instructions

    Report on injuries and deaths due to grilling: https://www.nfpa.org//-/media/Files/News-and-Research/Fire-statistics-and-reports/US-Fire-Problem/Fire-causes/osGrills.pdf Definitely need to keep grill away from structures and flammable objects. All the deaths are due to structure fires. I...
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    Best Brisket Ever - Pellet Smoker Instructions

    I'll be careful to monitor this. My grill does not seem to be super "tight". Smoke comes out the seems fairly easily and it also does not seem to produce a lot of smoke like the ones you see in the exploding videos. Mine has a thermometer to regulate temperature, not providing fuel when above...
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    Best Brisket Ever - Pellet Smoker Instructions

    So I updated the original post to align with your warnings even though I don't agree foil in vent is a danger. I have learned what may be two real dangers based on my research: Starting grill after the grill did not successfully shutdown and the burnpot was not successfully emptied. Starting...
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    Best Brisket Ever - Pellet Smoker Instructions

    OK we seem to have hijacked the main purpose of this thread over one line people disagree with. Feel free to do the "safe" thing and not block your vents if you like. I think the other 11 mentioned bullets produce an amazing brisket.
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    Best Brisket Ever - Pellet Smoker Instructions

    OK, I stand corrected, lol: exploding pellet grills. I've heard it all. I still don't think given that air seeps from sides, that putting foil in my vents will do any harm...don't see the connection there. another video explaining the theory on why it exploded:
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    Best Brisket Ever - Pellet Smoker Instructions

    The pit seeps smoke from the sides and the temperature never rises. The pit is designed to burn pellets only to reach the specified temperature. When above that temperature it doesn't burn any pellets. A pellet grill with covered vents is NOT a fire hazard any more than a measuring cup...
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    Best Brisket Ever - Pellet Smoker Instructions

    I just made what was maybe the best brisket I've ever had on my pellet smoker. Burnt ends were smokey and delicious. Pull test was perfect...easy pull apart. Here were the things I did: Stuffed all the vents on my pellet smoker with foil to prevent smoke from escaping so easily (Most here...
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    Brisket - how low can you go?

    I'm putting foil in my vents (to block them) and wood chips (in foil) on top of my fire deflector plate. We'll see how it goes but I feel like it will be a step forward.
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    Smoking at 225 compared to 180 or lower on pellet smokers

    14-16 hours before wrapping came out too dry. The comparison cooking version with 8 hours unwrapped and 8 hours wrapped both at 195 did the best and it worked both times with about a 16 or 17 lb brisket, prime grade.
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    Prime brisket heats faster?

    my prime got to 194 IT while the other two selects were still back at like 175 IT. I had to pull it first/early but I did have a small hole in the wrapping paper so that might have been a factor. Thanks.
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    Prime brisket heats faster?

    So I know prime can be tender at lower temperatures but do you also find that prime temperature rises more quickly during the smoke that select?
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    Smoking at 225 compared to 180 or lower on pellet smokers

    Thanks. I'm going to put together a video of my results from using a modification of that mojobarbeque video I linked. I started the cook yesterday and will have results tonight.
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    Smoking at 225 compared to 180 or lower on pellet smokers

    I did an experiment where most of the smoke time was at 160. I describe it on this other thread (page 3): https://www.smokingmeatforums.com/threads/brisket-how-low-can-you-go.318859/. wrapped and finished in oven at 190. After about 6 hours rest in cooler it was soft. I recorded my...
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    Brisket - how low can you go?

    Alright so my 2nd & 3rd brisket went on together. One on top (slightly lower temperature) and one on bottom rack. Temp Time Durations Hours Notes 275 10AM .5 Accident. It was supposed to be at 200. 200 10:30AM 3.5 just until both briskets were over 130 degrees. Pasteurization...
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    Brisket - how low can you go?

    There's some disagreement out there that once the bark forms some say it doesn't stop taking on smoke.
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    Brisket - how low can you go?

    I've actually been thinking about using liquid smoke as my binder when seasoning.
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    Brisket - how low can you go?

    Thanks for the insight. I’ll probably post back how the experimentation goes. I’m seeing some information saying 140 degrees to begin breaking down collagen and other information saying 160. So it will be a good experiment.
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    Brisket - how low can you go?

    You may be right. But I think I have options to go lower and slower that might make it possible. If you bring meat to 140 internal and then smoke at 160 "super smoker" setting for 12 or 15 hours before wrapping....I think I may be able to achieve it. Especially if I make a point to do some...
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