First brisket in a while...

Discussion in 'Beef' started by worktogthr, Oct 4, 2016.

  1. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    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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  2. smoking4fun

    smoking4fun Smoke Blower

    Looks like a success...good job!  I'd eat that.
     
  3. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    WOO HOO Chris!

    That is one good looking brisket!!!!!

    Points to you my friend!!

    Al
     
  4. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    WT, Nice looking brisky !
     
  5. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

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

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Thanks so much!
     
  7. chestnutbloom

    chestnutbloom Smoking Fanatic

    Mmmmmm looks awesome! [​IMG]
     
  8. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

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

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    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
     
  10. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Thanks so much!
     
  11. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    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
     
  12. smokin jay

    smokin jay Smoking Fanatic

    Looks great! 3 over easy eggs over brisket with cheese! I'm hungry! Lol
     
  13. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Chris that looks really tender Nice job. Points

    Richie

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  14. sauced

    sauced Master of the Pit

    I agree!!! Great lookin brisket!!

    Points!

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  15. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Thanks so much guys.  I finally vacuum packed the rest.  I couldn't eat anymore brisket haha
     
  16. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Beautiful brisket, Chris!

    Point!

    Disco
     
  18. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Thanks!  My wife just won't eat it at all!  She's not a fan of meat other than chicken.  It is very sad haha
    Thanks so much for the point Disco!
     

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