Brisket is on

Discussion in 'Beef' started by rickw, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I managed to get my brisket on a little after 1 this morning. It's 27 degree with a windchill of 19 and snowing. It's coming up on 4am and I'm having a hard time sleeping. The uds temp is running at 230 as I type with the brisket temp at 131. Everything seems to be going pretty well despite mother nature.

    Well I'm fixxen to try and get a bit more shut eye. Hopefully I won't sleep though the Mavrick alarm if it decides to go off, lets hope not.

    I'll try for some pics when it gets done.
     
  2. Hope it turns out well.

    How big is she? What kind of rub did you use?

    I should really smoke something this weekend sice I'm off. Don't know what though.

    Good luck. Keep us posted!
     
  3. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Keep us posted on the progress, it sounds good so far.
     
  4. cman95

    cman95 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Your smoke sounds good....the weather sounds shi!!y. Good luck.
     
  5. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    While we all are waiting, maybe you can give us some details on how you prepped the brisket, and any other details. Thanks for sharing.
     
  6. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Good morning folks,

    It's 8:11 with the drum chugging along at 235 and the brisket at 147. It's a balmy 32 with the windchill of 24 and snowing. One nice the thing about these drum smokers; they run well no matter the weather conditions.

    The brisket is a trimmed down 12.37 lber so I'd guess it at 10.5 to 11 lb. I have till 3 this afternoon before I would like to have it resting. It is a basic black pepper rub with the usual suspects, nothing fancy.

    Here's a pic before the smoker.
     
  7. crusty ol salt

    crusty ol salt Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Sorry about the weather, however it sounds like you are in the middle of a great brisket smoke.

    Good luck
     
  8. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great start.I like briskets in the 12 pound range.What type of wood.Are you doing burnt ends or pulled.Good Luck.
     
  9. jaxgatorz

    jaxgatorz Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Gonna be a fine brisket right there [​IMG]
     
  10. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I'm using apple wood and going to take it to 200-205 to be able to pull. The fuel is Old Hickory bricks (made by RO) and is suppose to have hickory in it.
     
  11. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Rick...looks great so far! Mmmmm :)
     
  12. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Just a quick pic.
     
  13. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looking really good. [​IMG]
     
  14. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Cool, i have always wondered what smoke ring with apple would look like with some hickory.
     
  15. ddave

    ddave Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks good Rick. [​IMG]

    Keep us posted.

    Dave
     
  16. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    wow keep the qview comming thanks[​IMG]
     
  17. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Here's the finished brisket. It took right around 14 hours to reach 195.



    It's in the cooler all wrapped up and ready to take to a party. I didn't want to cut into it before it's time to be served.....sorry no pics of the smoke ring.
     
  18. goose

    goose Fire Starter

    NICE!!!!! I have one I am going to throw on here in a little bit.

    This thread has been a real nice tease. [​IMG]
     
  19. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I was able to get a pic of a few slices. This was my first time foiling a brisket and I must say it turned out very good. It was a total hit at the party.
     
  20. Wheehoooo. Nice food pron sir. I should stop looking at q-view before I head to bed. All you guys gets me started on the late night snacking and I'm already over my weight limit. That IS beautiful for a first time. Great one!
     

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