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

Discussion in 'Beef' started by slodave, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. slodave

    slodave Newbie

    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  [​IMG]


  2. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    Welcome to the boards and the brisket looks good!! nice job on it.
  3. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    Lookin' good Dave!




    PS: You might want to stop over at Roll Call & do an intro, so all can welcome you.
  4. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    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.

    Welcome To Your New Addiction    
  5. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    looks good in south louisiana ,

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