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Brisket First Attemp

Danno44

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First Brisket in OKJ Highland.
Turned out ok. Nice bark, good flavor, juicy, passed pull test. Family enjoyed it.
Did learn several things.
Need to work on trimming skills. Some areas too much removed, some not enough.
Was about 11 lbs after trimming. Seasoning was just salt and pepper.
Overall about 13 1/2 hours cook time at 250”ish” burning oak.
1 hr rest. Did wrap with unwaxed butcher paper about 10 hours in once bark seemed right. Was hoping to go unwrapped for whole cook, maybe next time if I trim the point better.
Temp control for the longer smoke went ok, a couple of spikes both high and low at about 7-8 hours in. When to add more wood and how much got out of wack, but got it under control.
Biggest thing I learned in my new 12” slicer is extremely sharp, first cut sliced tip of thumb pretty deep. Should get a stitch or two but trying super glue first.
Needless to say after all that work I didn’t get to slice it, brother in law took care of that while I was doing triage to thumb.

 

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That is a fantastic looking brisket, and for it to be the first one you did in your new smoker, makes it even better!
Very nicely done & congrats on making the carousel!
Al
 

KrisUpInSmoke

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It looks wonderful! Very glad you're alright. I've come close a few times when I got too excited chopping something quickly, so I try to remind myself to slow down and pay attention toward the end. I see why chefs on tv throw away the end pieces of stuff. Takes time to be careful, but I don't like to waste.

Way to go on the carousel!
 
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GATOR240

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Fine job on your first attempt and congrats on making the carousel!
 

HalfSmoked

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Great looking brisket if all you ever do look that great you got it made.

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jaxgatorz

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I wish my first brisket looked that good... Awesome job !!!
 

Danno44

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Thanks everyone for the kind words and encouragement. I certainly appreciate it!
 

HalfSmoked

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Danno44 Thanks for the like it is greatly appreciated.

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Braz

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Looks good, especially for the first one. Sorry about the booboo.
 

chilerelleno

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That Brisket is simply gorgeous, look at that meat, those slices.
The bark, smoke ring and juiciness... Righteous!
Worthy of a ride on the Carousel for sure.
Like!
 

ab canuck

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FIRST ONE!!! That is a beauty for a first attempt!!! Looks great!!! Way to go, Sucks about the thumb though. Congrats on the carousel ride.
LIKE!!!
 

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