Brisket Save

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flatbroke

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Fired up the Treager last night around 8pm to smoke a 14 pound brisket.
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About 3 min in to the warm up I heard a noise I have come to loath. Sure enough the gfi outlet tripped.
I reset it and tripped again. Tried a Manuel start and nothing. Keeps tripping the gfi. I busted out the portable battery backup and plugged in to it. Presto!
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Rain was forecasted and 18 mph winds present. Didn’t want the battery getting ruined
Popped the side cover on big Jake and rolled everything over.

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It was around 9pm at this point and everything should stay dry for the night. Treager set at 180. Off to bed

9 hrs In I took a look
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It was looking nice.

Wrapped when it got to 170 at 715 am. Turned Treager up to 220 at that point also.
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The battery is still going strong
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Brisket flat is at 179 according to the trusty FireBoard. Time will tell how it turns out. I need to order a detent rod and a spare.
 
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View attachment 69540514.75 hrs and it reached 195. Probed for tenderness and still a ways to go.

The battery pack should hold out. It wasn’t fully charged when I started but really close to it.
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Good save! At this point the oven can finish the job should the battery die out. You are almost there and can definitely finish it off. Perseverance is a real thing! :D
 
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Well we only made it to a 3 hr rest. Wife was getting hangry. The flat is super moist, bend is good and tender is spot on
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The smoker ring is pretty good the pictures are not altered
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I only sliced a bit off of the end of the point for the wife and I to try. Oh man it’s good. Thanks for looking and hope you have a great weekend.
 
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