another first brisket thread from rookie smoker

Discussion in 'Beef' started by wo44, Aug 1, 2016.

  1. wo44

    wo44 Fire Starter

    Ok I did my first brisket today - was supposed to be yesterday but that didn't happen - just a 7lb flat as that was what was available

    First I want to give a shout out to Al for the advice -- a true gentleman

    So here is what I did - - marinade for a day then before the smoker I put the salt/pepper and butcher BBQ rub then into the smoker @ 230 - when the IT was at 147 I went out and ran some errands as I figured I had a while before it hit the stall and i'd wrap because I kept reading that the stall is around 160-165 IT... when I got back almost 2 hours later the IT was down to 142. No temp change on smoker .

    So I looked around here and read about a "negative stall" so I wrapped it in foil and back in smoker. Well that did as within half an hour the temp was climbing. Got to 199 IT then I wrapped it - 1.5 hours later I sliced it and my first brisket was a success

  2. :yahoo:

    Looks great, wo44! Looks good and juicy with a pretty smoke ring! Congrats on brisket success!!!

  3. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice job!
  4. hardcookin

    hardcookin Master of the Pit

    For being your first brisket I would say you done great!
    Nice Smoke Thumbs Up
  5. pit 4 brains

    pit 4 brains Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great job on your first one. Looks awesome.
  6. smokinal

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

    Right on brother!

    That's one good looking brisket!

    I sent a point your way for your first successful brisket smoke!

  7. wo44

    wo44 Fire Starter

    Thanks guys it tasted great too  --  the wife was extremely happy

    I was lucky about getting it done for dinner because of the early stall (147 IT) is that common and for the temp to go backwards???

    147 IT down to 142???

    And when I read about patience when smoking  --- truer words were never spoken

  8. wo44,

    What kind of thermometer were you using for temp? If it was a probe, was it possible that you may have stuck it in a thicker part of the brisket for that 5* temp difference? I think I remember having one brisket seem to go backwards on me, but I attributed it to the thermo...

    Actually, back to the thermometer, if it's off by 10 degrees or so, that could be why you were seeing a stall earlier than you expected to??
  9. sauced

    sauced Master of the Pit

    Great job.....looks nice and juicy!! I have not experienced a negative stall, yet. lol
  10. wo44

    wo44 Fire Starter

    The thermometer is a Maverick 732 with the probe in the thickest part of the flat -- when I put it in the temp was at 136 IT then I left the house when it was at 147 IT only to come back and it was at

    142 IT - - I never moved it and also used a thermopen to double check and it was the same.   Then I looked around the forum and read about the "negative stall"  I just thought the 147 IT stall was real early as I kept reading about stalls happening at 160-165 IT --- and this being my first one I was a bit confused/worried

  11. redheelerdog

    redheelerdog Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Nice brisket, nice smokering... Nice job.

    Keep up the good work!


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