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Brisket Flat and Boston Butt

Discussion in 'Beef' started by gmc2003, Apr 28, 2019.

  1. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I guess in the smoking world one must learn to roll with the changes. It started off a little overcast here with the occasional light drizzle. So I decided to fire up the WSM and start a butt and a flat that I had defrosted. Then about an hour or so into the smoke it started raining cats and dogs. Nobody was around to help me get the eazy-up(ya that name is an oxymoron) up so I had to get the smoker into the garage, and quickly. First I separeted the body and lid from the base and placed it on the ground. Not wanting to lose my charcoal I grabbed my wifes oven mitts and brought the base into the garage. Then went out for the body and lid. Few, all's well except my temps rose a little. Once stable I had TBS rolling again. Except now everything in my garage smells like a smoke-house and we have someone coming over today to buy our pool.

    Sorry no before pictures as I wasn't originally planning on posting this smoke:

    Brisket Flat fresh off the smoker in it's pan: It was about 7 pounds pre-trimmed.

    The Butt was about 9.5 pounds.

    Bone out:

    ...and pulled:
    Brisket sliced:


    All in all this came out real good. The pork is excellent. The brisket I think was a couple of degrees over cooked. It was juicy and tender but fell apart rather easily. I definetly need a better knife to cut thru the bark.

    Smoked at 260* for about 10+ hours. Both meats were started on the top grate. Then when I wrapped them up the flat went on the bottom grate and the butt on the top grate. Wood was three good chunks of hickory and one large apple chunk.

    Thanks for taking a peek.


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  2. yankee2bbq

    yankee2bbq Smoking Fanatic

    Glad you were able to save this smoke! Looks good!
  3. JC in GB

    JC in GB Smoking Fanatic

    Looks great!
  4. Yep, looks great! Worth the chaos!

    Good luck with the garage. Maybe hanging a bunch of sacks a few cups each of cat litter in pantyhose will absorb some of the smell, or damp rid works pretty good.
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  5. GaryHibbert

    GaryHibbert Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Bit of a PIA there Chris. But it sure looks like a real sucessful smoke to me.
    I wouldn't worry about the smoke smell in the garage. Just tell the buyer that nothing improves a day lounging by the pool like some smoked goodies.
  6. TomKnollRFV

    TomKnollRFV Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Sure looks good!

    The weather is a fickle mistress..
  7. HalfSmoked

    HalfSmoked Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice job Chris.

  8. Hawging It

    Hawging It Master of the Pit

    Great job under pressure!!!
  9. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Justin, So am I. Mother nature is really starting to pi$$ me off lately.

  10. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Well worth the chaos, Not a real cat fan here. So I'd have to buy it, but a great idea. I have both my garage doors open as well as the windows. Hopefully the wind will do it magic. Thank you Kris.

    Thanks Gary, If the wind doesn't get rid of the smell then I'll definitely try using it to my advantage.

  11. WaterRat

    WaterRat Smoking Fanatic

    Looks good! Very nice clean bone-pull :) The weather here in southern New England is pretty spotty this week too so I have no smoking plans. Probably just some steaks or burgers on the grill between the rain drops.
  12. indaswamp

    indaswamp Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Food looks good...sometimes you gotta improvise. I cooked a brisket couple years ago and 3 hours before it was done we get a hail storm...had to pull it, and finish it @ the firehouse on the pellet grill.
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  13. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thank you gentlemen for the like and kindly words. Really appreciate them.

  14. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thank you Hawg.

    Sounds like a plan WaterRat. I tried to sneak this one in. Mother Nature isn't playing nice this year.

    Thanks inda and for the like, I thought about the oven, but I had just started this smoke and didn't want tie up the oven for the day.

  15. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Nice save!!
    Everything looks delicious!
    To get thru hard bark & soft meat without shredding the meat, an electric knife works really well!
  16. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Al for the pointer and point. I should have thought of the electric knife.

    @weev and @cornman thanks for the like.

  17. Fran

    Fran Fire Starter

    Well done on the solo rescue mission, Chris, your babies certainly didn't come to any harm because of it & look delicious. For the same reason, I have a conservatory that smells similar to your garage. Auto air fresheners & having the doors open haven't yet got rid, methinks it'll take a wee while, but at least it's a nice smoke smell. :emoji_wink:
  18. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Fran for the kind words and like, appreciate them. The garage is slowly coming back to normal. The wife wasn't to thrilled but the pooch loved it, and we did sell the pool.

  19. hardcookin

    hardcookin Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks like overall was success...good job!!
  20. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thank you hardcookin, it tasted really good.