Brisket Blues

Discussion in 'Beef' started by rosjan, Sep 3, 2007.

  1. rosjan

    rosjan Newbie

    My Weber smoker wore out and I picked up a smoker with a side firebox. I find that my heat control is much better so the meat turns out far more moist and tender. However, I'm not getting enough smokey flavor. The smoke isn't penetrating the meat like it did with the Weber smoker. I use small chunks of hickory and oak (the size of a child's toy blocks) that have been soaked in water. Despite being wet they seem to burn up rather fast. Much faster than they did in the Weber. They last about five minutes and I throw the wood on about every hour. I just got done with a brisket. Although it tender and looks great, you'd almost not know it had been in a smoker. What am I doing wrong or what do I need to do to improve the situation.[​IMG]

    Chargriller Pro w/ side fire box
  2. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Try using bigger chunks, about the size of your fist. Try not soaking the wood.

    Hope this helps!

    Take care, have fun, and do good!


  3. johnd49455

    johnd49455 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I have a CG w/ SFB & have not experienced that problem. I usually use small splits though. When I did my turkey last thanks giving I did use cherry chunks & burned 30# of chunks & 40# of chacoal over a 16 hour smoke of a 16# turkey.
  4. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    rosjan -

    I'm doing my first smoke tonight with a horizontal and side firebox and it definatly takes alot more wood than the smaller units or the verticals. It goes really fast too! More heat/fire to get to the otherside more fuel - it's logical!
  5. smokebuzz

    smokebuzz Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I agree,bigger chunks, i burn all split wood so the smoke is there anyhow, you might try to get some split wood/logs, that will burn in your smoker and you won't need as much charcol if any
  6. rosjan

    rosjan Newbie

    Thanks for the information. I just ordered some splits and will try them this weekend.
  7. johnd49455

    johnd49455 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I tried all wood once & to much smoke so be careful. Increase wood & decrease charcoal carefully[​IMG]
  8. dutch

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

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