Brisket on the SmokeFire

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Wow, that brisket looks amazing! Nicely done Rich!

The beans and eggs look to be a great side to the brisket too. I’d polish a plate of that for sure.
 

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The SmokeFire is a beast when it come to brisket. I have an EX6, and every brisket I’ve done on it turned out good. Yours looks incredible. That excellent smoke ring…tender pull apart meat. Well done, and inspiring.
 
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I can't believe I missed this!Wow that is insane!

To this day I'm still pissed I didn't buy one when Weber had that sale last year.

Nothing wrong with doctored beans we do it all the time and they're awesome.We struggle with deviled eggs but we have a close friend who makes them incredible so we just barter for them!
 

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The SmokeFire is a beast when it come to brisket.
Sure is . I really like the results it puts out .
Thanks for lookin .
I can't believe I missed this!Wow that is insane!
Thanks Norm . Appreciate that .
To this day I'm still pissed I didn't buy one when Weber had that sale last year.
I'm glad they dropped the price because I was gonna pass . Knowing what I know now , it's well worth the money either way . I bet they mark them down around Memorial day .
 

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It just perfect . I'm gonna eat my fill just standing at the cutting board .

Dude, I think that's where the magic happens with briskets and chuckies...
I can't stand to wait, and you worked hard enough... That's the prize!!!
Good Job sir....
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Dude, I think that's where the magic happens with briskets and chuckies...
I can't stand to wait, and you worked hard enough... That's the prize!!!
Good Job sir..
Yup . You have to have a sample while slicing .
Turned into a meal . Thanks for the comment .
 
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Fantastic, Rich. Utterly fantastic meal, my friend. Don't ever recall seeing a better looking brisket.
Thanks Gary , I appreciate that bud .
One of the better meals I've ha din awhile .
 

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And THNX for the tip on Gordon's food service.. good grief I got one right down the street from me, didn't even know what it was!!!

I'm stopping there REAL soon!!!!
 
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And THNX for the tip on Gordon's food service..
We must be close . I'm in there once a week .
( St. Peter's ) You can get on the website and see what they have in stock and what it's selling for .
I noticed the beef is on the way back up . The Trade East spices are worth the trip just by themselves .
 
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We must be close . I'm in there once a week .
( St. Peter's ) You can get on the website and see what they have in stock and what it's selling for .
I noticed the beef is on the way back up . The Trade East spices are worth the trip just by themselves .
Mine is in Maplewood... new store as far as I know. I had no idea what it was till you mentioned it.
And the spices will make this worth everything!!!
 

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Mine is in Maplewood... new store as far as I know.
Must be . Last time I looked it was closed . I just went and looked at the Maplewood website . Looks like they stock about the same as St. Peter's . Chuck pectoral has dropped to $4.99 a pound . That's a good price . Here's a thread I did on it . I have threads on most of stuff I buy from there . Beef knuckle is another good one .
 
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I bought a 13 pound brisket early last week to grind . Went back on my normal day to check prices ( Gordon's food service ) they had 3 or 4 small briskets at $3.75 a pound so I grabbed one .
Trimmed out at 5 1/2 pounds . It's really flexible to start , so that's good .
I mixed up an injection of 1 cup unsalted vegetable stock , 3 tsp powdered beef base , a couple spoons of roasted garlic puree and 4 grams of stpp fo the 5 pounds of meat .
I pumped it full , and coated it with Canadian steak seasoning . Wrapped in plastic , then over night in the fridge .
I put some mesquite pellets in the SmokeFire and set it to 225 .
Got the brisket out to heat up while I got the grill ready .
Here it is trimmed up . Nice clean piece of meat .
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Next morning warming up on the counter . The flat had a pretty thin edge on it .
I normally trim that off , but decided to use it as a buffer , and left it on .
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After the SmokeFire runs at 225 , I set it to smoke boost . Temp outside was
in the low 40's . So the chamber temp was 180 . On hot days it stays around 200 .
I ran it in boost for 3 or 4 hours .
Opened it up to add the therms .
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From that point I stop looking . I bump temps up over the cook time . I like that it comes up slow .
I think it helps the smoke flavor and color of the meat . So I went from 180 , up to 275 over the next several hours .
25 degrees at a time . I do have to even out the pellets in the hopper . Not a problem . I keep an eye on all my cooks .
So a couple hours before I want to eat it was at 175 ish .
Shut the SmokeFire down and bring the brisket in the house to wrap .
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Set the oven to 350 . Add the brisket wrapped in pink paper , and watch the internal temp .
When it starts walking up , I turn the heat down and open the door . That slow the cooking to a steady rise .
This went about 2 1/2 hours at 325 .
Out of the oven , and paper removed . Smells good .
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The point is like butter , but the flat still has some resistance . The thin part is over done .
That's OK , I knew it would be .
I put plastic wrap over it and a towel . I just let it ride on the counter .
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Temp was down to 170 or so . Take the towel off . As the meat cools down it sucks the plastic up tight .
Draws some moisture back in .
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First couple slices were dry and just at a crumble stage .
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Couple more slices in ,, my goodness . It's perfect .
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My Daughter walked into the kitchen . Said she could smell it from her room , and grabbed a plate .
I used a fork to get her some slices .
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It just perfect . I'm gonna eat my fill just standing at the cutting board .
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Got me a few slices ( I all ready had 6 or 7 ) and dipped them in the juice on the tray .
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I had a whole spread , but just did eggs and the beans on my plate .
Fancy picture or slopped on , it all taste the same .
The brisket was just perfect , and the SmokeFire does a fantastic job .
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The beans were doctored up from a can .
The eggs were horseradish , Duke's mayo and yellow mustard .
Pot covered with water . Comes to a boil , lid on and heat off .
Set timer for 15 minutes . Then rinse in cold water and peel when cool enough to handle .
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Can't wait to do leftovers for tonight's supper . Pretty sure the eggs won't last that long .
Thanks for lookin.
that looks fantastic.
 
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that looks fantastic.
Thank you . Some of the best Brisket I've had .
You can see how I set it up . Top rack and the pan underneath .
The first one I did went start to finish on the EX4 , then just rested on the counter . It was really good too , but did get a bit dry / crumbly on the bottom .
Came out great though . Thanks for looking .
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