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First brisket in a while...

worktogthr

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Since I am off for the Jewish holidays and he weather was kind of crummy, yesterday seemed like a good day to smoke a brisket. I had an 8.5 pound brisket flat which had a nice even thickness and 1/4 inch fat cap.

Seasoned it up with SPOG:

Cooked it on the PBC with Kingsford Natural Lump Briquettes Mesquite . I think this is discontinue but I found it in Stop and Shop at half pice a few months ago. Smells nice in the bag and while cooking. It's basically kingsford competition/professional studded with mesquite chips. Also mixed some hickory chunks in the coals.

Got to about 160 in 4 hours and looked like this:


Into a hotel pan with some beef stock and covered with foil. From here I put it in the oven since it wasn't getting anymore smoke.

It probes tender at about 198:
Took about 2 hours in the foil so a six hour total cook, the PBC is a fast cooking machine. Foil toweled and coolered it for about 3 hours until dinner time and sliced up:


Plated it up with a blue chees cauliflower purée (doing the low carb thing).

Wish the pics were better. This was one of the best briskets I have cooked so far. Tender and moist and nice and smokey even though it only saw 4 hours of smoke. Made a great breakfast this morning when I threw 3 over easy eggs on top of a few slices with some melted cheese.

One of the best techniques I learned somewhere on this site is to save the foiling liquid, de-fat it in the fridge while the brisket is kept warm, reheat the defatted liquid and dip each slice in that liquid before serving.
Thanks for looking!

-Chris
 

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WOO HOO Chris!

That is one good looking brisket!!!!!

Points to you my friend!!

Al
 

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WOO HOO Chris!

That is one good looking brisket!!!!!

Points to you my friend!!

Al
Thanks Al! Haha wife doesn't like brisket so I have been eating it in every meal
 

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Looks great and hang tough on the Low/No Carb eating. It's not easy...JJ
 

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Looks like a success...good job!  I'd eat that.
Thanks so much!  It was good, but no one else eats brisket in mu house, so ive been incorporating it into everything.  Too much of a good thing haha
 

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Looks great and hang tough on the Low/No Carb eating. It's not easy...JJ
Thanks JJ.  The low carb eating is tough.  I don't think I am going to last too long but it was a desperate attempt to lose some of the summer weight put on by a lot of liquid carbs haha.   I lost about 10-15 pounds and some inches in a little over a month, just don't think I can live like this as much as I love food.  I've always had great success on a balanced diet with portion control, just thought I'd try something drastic this time since this summer's weight gain was more than it has been in quite a few years.  I fully blame you and every other member of this forum hahaha
 

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Chris that looks really tender Nice job. Points

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Looks tasty,I got the wife issue unless I wrap the brisket.
 

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Beautiful brisket, Chris!

Point!

Disco
 

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