1st Brisket on My New Pellet Smoker - Heavy Q-View!

Discussion in 'Beef' started by tjohnson, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Picked up my new Pellet Grill/Smoker on Friday, assembled it, burned off the oil and gave it a test run.

    All Worked Good, so I ran to SAMS Club for a Brisket, to Break It In.

    There's a learning curve to any new smoker, especially Pellet Smoker.

    I figured learning with a brisket would be a great way to break it in.

    I let the brisket get to 202° and should have pulled it at 195°.  It was just starting to get dry, but dumping the Au Jus back in took care of that.

    Overall, my 1st run on my New pellet Smoker was a success.  Creating smoke in pellet smokers can be challenging.  They only produce good smoke at very low temps.  I added one of my A-MAZE-N-PELLET-SMOKERS for extra smoke, and it worked well.  I have to experiment more!

    New Pellet Smoker is Seasoned and Ready to Rock!


    SAMS Club Brisket, Incl. Flat & Point Ready For Trimming & Seasoning


    Covered With Yellow Mustard and Montreal Steak Seasoning       Wrapped and into the Fridge Overnight

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    Into My New Pellet Smoker At 6:30 am


    Smoking Away At a Steady 225°


    Super Fast Thermapen Showing 147.6°                                  Finally Hit 165° and Ready For Foil

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    Out of the Pellet Smoker                                                       Split the Point From the Flat

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    Foiled the Flat and Made Burnt Ends Out of The Point

    Back Into My Pellet Smoker At 225° Until the Flat Hits 195°


    Flat Hit 202° - OOPS!                                                       Burnt Ends Looking Awesome!

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    Sliced Off The End and WOW!....Nice Smoke Ring!!!


    Sliced and Ready to Serve - Did I Mention The "SMOKE RING?"


    And....The Amazing Burnt Ends!


    Finally, The Finished Plate

    Smoked Brisket, Twice Baked Potato With Blue Cheese(Thanks Gary!), Acorn Squash, Ciabatta Bread and a Sam Adams Light.  I Have to Lower my Calorie Intake, So I was willing to Sacrifice the Beer.


    I Hope You All Enjoyed my Q-View, Because I Sure Enjoyed the Meal!!!

    Last edited: Oct 23, 2011
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  2. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    O M G  Todd it looks amazing . the burnt  ends are  wow [​IMG]

     Congratulations on your new smoker .
  3. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Ahron!

    The biggest Surprise was the "Smoke RIng"

    I've never been able to produce a smoke ring using my MES

  4. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    That's a beauty Todd!

    Now tell the truth.

    You painted the smoke ring on didn't you.

    Just kidding, I'm guessing your loving your new smoker!
  5. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great job on the brisky..............What flavor pellets did you use?
  6. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yes Sir, "I'm In Love"

    I'll be selling "Smoke Ring Paint" on my site soon...LOL!!!

    I used Perfect Mix pellets.

    A blend of Hickory, Cherry, Maple and a little Apple

    Last edited: Oct 23, 2011
  7. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Cherry and Maple mixed is my favorite.

    I haven't tried the apple yet.

    Congrats on the new pellet pooper [​IMG]
  8. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looking good man. Looks like the new smoker is working well 
  9. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Congrats on the smoker and the smoke. Great job Todd.
  10. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I've got a 100# of 50/50 Cherry/Maple to try next

    What pellet pooper do you own?



    I'll Make You Proud!


    Thanks Brian!

  11. Nice rig you have there Todd!  Brisket looks mighty good too!!!!
  12. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I don't own one "myself" but I've been around them and I like the product they can produce.

    As you stated; they produce more smoke at lower temps,

    but they do make some good eating.

  13. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    A Pellet Smoker in a Pellet Smoker?....I'll bet the Manufacturer/Designer never saw that one coming! 

    Nice work TJ!...JJ
  14. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    SaWeeeet Todd!!! nice call on adding the extra smoke, nice ring on that brisky. like Gary's idea on the 2xtaters too will have to ck into that. But the tops of this post has to be the burnt ends, least to me, done quite a few briskies and until the last one i had never done burnt ends... sheesh was i missing out. if i could just buy points i would and just make burnt ends. heavenly tidbits they are!!!Thumbs Up
  15. fishwrestler

    fishwrestler Smoking Fanatic Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    one word

    PERFECTION !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  16. tailgate72

    tailgate72 Smoke Blower

    Looks GREAT Todd, awesome job. Just ship those burnt ends down to me if you dont mind, Im sure we could put them to good use LOL

  17. nwdave

    nwdave Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    That is some amazin' meat you got smoked there.  And you got all those fine flavors and blends to work with.  Great Job.
  18. That is a really nice smoker. And that Brisket is awesome looking!!

    Excellent job there Todd. Great lookin feast.

    Happy Smokin'

  19. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    Haven't had time to look at this yet----Gotta go---I'm just marking it so it doesn't get lost on me.

    Be back later,

  20. slownlow

    slownlow Smoking Fanatic

    looks awesome.  Love that smoke ring and those burnt ends look [​IMG]

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