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First Brisket ... First Post ... w/ QView


Joined Oct 10, 2010
Been a lurker on this forum and about a year.

I've done several butts, chickens and a couple of tenderloins but this was my first brisket.

I picked up a 10 pounder at Sam's. I injeted a little Creole Garlic and rubbed with some Tony Chachere's, fresh ground pepper and a little of my own rub.

Smoking done with my Weber Performer and a Smokenator. Several large chunks of hickory.

I usually don't smoke overnight but had plans for Saturday afternoon so I had to try something different.

On the smoker at about 11pm Friday night

(Smokenator held 220 from about 1am until 7:30am) Love my Maverick thermo.. Beep Beep Beep, time to get up and stoke coals.

Reached 165 at about 9:30am

Foiled with a little apple juice and took out when it hit 195 at 1:30pm.

Toweled and in cooler .... had an early dinner at 4pm...

Snapped a shot during the prep on the board and after is was sliced. Forgot to get a shot before foiling.

What I will do different next time:
  • Flip bristket about 1/2 way through to get more bark on the non fat cap side.
  • Rub/Inject and let sit overnight...(As I usually do with my butts)
  • Possibly try a brisket with all fat trimmed to get nice (and tasty) bark all around.
Enjoying the leftovers today with a cold beer and football.....Life is good  




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Lookin' good Dave!




PS: You might want to stop over at Roll Call & do an intro, so all can welcome you.


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First off Welcome Dave to SMF. Now your brisket looks good from here. You'll like it here for there are alot of really good folks here that would just love to help you with just about anything to do with smoking. Now there are alot of proven recipes for some amazing things here too. So the next big thing for you to do is go out and get you something to smoke and if you happen to have any questions just post it here and we will be happy to answer them for you.

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looks good in south louisiana ,

 Be REAL careful smoking a fully trimmed briskey. REAL easy to dry out

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