First Brisket W/QVIEW!

Discussion in 'Beef' started by hacksaw, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. hacksaw

    hacksaw Smoke Blower

    Ok, so last Sat I got my first packer, nearly 14 #'s of sweet beef! Seasoned it up w/ Salt/pepper chili powder/onion powder, etc...
    Here is the 'before"
  2. hacksaw

    hacksaw Smoke Blower

    And here is the "After" It was very good, ends were just the tiniest bit dry/chewy even with mopping, but the family thought it was a great first first effort. And I have been killing the co-workers with leftovers[​IMG]
  3. hacksaw

    hacksaw Smoke Blower

    Big thanks to the folks in the chat room who talked me through a late night/early morning rain shower! Piney etc you guys were great!
  4. grothe

    grothe Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Didn't separate point from flat? Burnt ends are to die for!!!!
  5. ibsmoking

    ibsmoking Smoke Blower

    Didn't eat breakfest this morning and that looks soooooo goooood
  6. hacksaw

    hacksaw Smoke Blower

    I gotta say it came out a lot better than I expected, and i didnt seperate the point from the flat, had sme pretty tasty bark too. Just need to work on my timing, getting to old to pull all-nighters!
  7. grothe

    grothe Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hear you there!!! I'm afraid I'll passout halfway through and wake up w/ just charcoal on the cooking grate.[​IMG]
  8. jocosa

    jocosa Meat Mopper

    Wow! Hope my first brisket turns out half as nice... looks great! [​IMG]
  9. That meat looks nice and moist.mmm
  10. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Looks great glad you weathered the rain and stuck it out the result definitely look like it was worth it. Congrats on a fine smoke!!
  11. I noticed in the "before" pictures, there is, what appears to be drippings, as if you had "parboiled" or pre cooked the brisket a bit? You also said it was kinda "chewy". The final product looks great, I was only wandering if there was a "hidden step" that you didn't mention. I have never tried to "precook" any of my briskets and was also thinking that may be the reason it was "chewy" was because it was "semi-precooked".

    Don't get me wrong, the final product looks YUMMY! I'm only curious.
  12. hacksaw

    hacksaw Smoke Blower

    Nope, did not par-boil, I had rinsed the brisket prior to rubbing and that may be some of the residual water that you are seeing. The every end was just a tiny bit chewy, the rest was actually mois.
    Spousal unit just told me again how much she liked it, I think the left over's may become a batch of Dutch's enchilada's.
  13. The ends are the best part! Mmmmm burnt ends! I call them the "cook's treat" because when you slice it up, you get to have those as "test pieces". Leftover idea sounds good too!
  14. bonedadddy

    bonedadddy Smoke Blower

    Very nice smoke! Meat looks great! Love the burnt ends too!!!!
  15. Great job on the brisket. I'm going to do my first this weekend and hope it turns out that good. Congrats!!
  16. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice job hacksaw, looks wonderful. Them guys in chat are pretty smart..............if ya can sort through all the BS! Especially that RichTee and Texas Hunter guy![​IMG]
  17. hacksaw

    hacksaw Smoke Blower

    I gotta 'fess up, if it hadn't been for this website and the guys in chat, I would have fubar'd this thing. As it was I was being overly optimistic on the time I allowed. Anyone planning their first brisket smoke should be required to read the stickies first!

    And check out the chat room! There sure are a lot of insomniacs on this board!
  18. fishawn

    fishawn Smoking Fanatic

    Could someone please tell me what brisket "leftovers" are?
  19. camocook

    camocook Meat Mopper

    I'd like to know too...
  20. bhille42

    bhille42 Meat Mopper

    Excellent job hacksaw!

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