First brisket loaded in the MES

Discussion in 'Beef' started by msuman, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. msuman

    msuman Fire Starter

    Yep, smoking my first brisket tonight. Got an 11 lb packer. It had a pretty thick fat cap so I trimmed it up best I could.

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    I injected it with some beef stock then sprinkled on some salt, pepper, and Montreal steak seasoning.

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    I'm going to make ChefJJ's au ju sauce to go with it. Hopefully it will be eatable.

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  2. msuman

    msuman Fire Starter

    Just went and added the beef stock to the veggys for the au jus. After about 1.5 hrs the IT is 105°. Figured it would take longer for that hunk of meat.

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  3. msuman

    msuman Fire Starter

    I just had to go take a look at it. 12 hrs cook time and IT of 187. Of course the point probbed like butter but the flat was still putting up some resistance. I knew it was early but couldn't wait. I closed the door and waiting some more.

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  4. msuman

    msuman Fire Starter

    Well, here is the finished product.

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    It looks like I burnt it to death. I guess ill see when I slice it up. Cook time was just shy of 16 hours at 225-230. AMNPS worked out great.

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  5. tdwester

    tdwester Fire Starter

    Looking great!
     
  6. Really looks good.. I bet it looked great when you sliced it.. Nice bark..

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  7. dmess8541

    dmess8541 Newbie

    PA
    How was it?  would love to see a pic of the sliced meat...
     
  8. msuman

    msuman Fire Starter

    It turned out ok.  Tasted pretty good.  I cubed up the point to make some burnt ends and I kinda actually burnt them.  Guess I left them on a little to long, I had fired up the weber to finish them off.  I wasn't able to get any pics when i sliced it up yesterday.  I did bring some for lunch today, Ill take a shot of it at lunch time.  I know wont look as good, and will be late for results pictures.  Ive still got a lot of learning to do on briskets.
     

  9. You did a fantastic job for your first go-round, the finished brisky looked perfect; like a meteor. All that bark made me want to reach in through the screen for it.

    FWIW, burnt ends are alot harder to master than they seem; don't give up, practice is the (delicious) way to go.
     
  10. msuman

    msuman Fire Starter

    Here are some of the leftovers.

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  11. big sexy

    big sexy Smoke Blower

    Brisket is tough to to well, looks like you made a very good run at your 1st one.  Congrats. 
     
  12. Doesn't look burnt at all. Actually looks very good.

    Gotta stop reading this board right before lunch... lol

    Looks like you did a great job for your first time..
     
  13. Brisket looks pretty darn good! I finally picked up one this past weekend for my first one in the not to distant future and can only hope it comes out looking as good as yours
     
  14. It's pretty easy, you'll see it aftrer your first time.

    I would say that the best advice is to follow several people's tips, and then just carve your own path down the middle of what they said.

    Best of luck!
     
     

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