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brisket this weekend--first one!

Discussion in 'Beef' started by smokemom, Aug 3, 2006.

  1. smokemom

    smokemom Smoke Blower OTBS Member


    I put a rub on the brisket this morning...thursday....i am smoking it saturday... a friend gave me a bag of wood mesquite chunks.. i have been using the chips... is there anything different about using the bigger chunks? do i put only a few in at a time? My smoker is the weber that i put a hotplate in and the wood goes on a pie tin... so far i have smoked a salmon, porkbutt, and turkey(cut up)..they turned out great!

    I am going to pull the meat for sandwiches on buns for dinner... what would be a good side to go with it besides coleslaw?

    thanks for any suggestions!! I love this site!!!
  2. joed617

    joed617 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Hi Smokemon, If you use the chunks I'd put just a few in and see how the smoke looks, you want the thin blue smoke, It's easier to add more chunks than have to deal removing some of the chunks that are smoking. As far as another side .. smoked corn on the cob?

  3. icemn62

    icemn62 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Be careful, it is easy to overpower meat with mesquite. Also, try BBQ Beans, Green Beans. In my opinion, you will be cooking the king of BBQ meats...you can served what ever you want.

    Take your time, LOW n SLOW is the way to make this work. You are going to LOVE it on the 1st bite.
  4. Dutch

    Dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member OTBS Admin SMF Premier Member

    Smokemom, I'll repeat what Gary said-easy on the mesquite. And if you need a bean recipe check out my "Wicked Baked Beans" recipe in the "Side Items" thread in the Recipes Only forum.
  5. smokemom

    smokemom Smoke Blower OTBS Member

    Thanks all for the help! I will be careful with the mesquite and i am going to check out the bean recipe right now! I will report back after the gathering!!