First brisket

Discussion in 'Beef' started by pablo mcwilliam, Jun 18, 2013.

  1. Bought a 5.8 lb "Brisket pot roast" at Costco. Never done one befor.  I figure a good rub and then in to my Bradley.

    It seems the consensus is to smoke until IT is about 185 for slicing and about 1.5 hours per pound.

    Suggestions on smoker temp and a good rub?

    Pictures to follow, since I'm not doing it until the weekend.

    Thanks to all.

  2. Try for the rub

    2 Tbsp. kosher salt

    2 Tbsp. course black pepper

    2 Tbsp. paprika

    1/2 tsp. granulated garlic

    1/2 tsp. granulated onion

    1/2 tsp. cumin

    1 tsp.dark brown sugar

    Gets me great reviews every time. I also use this rub on my beef roasts for pulled beef.
  3. Go for a smoker temp of 250 and throw out the time estimates. A brisket is done when it's done. Trust me, you'll have a much better time smoking that way
  4. Thanks for the help. opefully, I'll be able to sahre some pics.

  5. megt123

    megt123 Smoke Blower

    I agree,

    I have smoked about ten times and I find not to worry about how long it takes, but I am not going to smoke a Boston Butt @ 225 either. Takes way to long. I have read that some people do that.
  6. bruno994

    bruno994 Master of the Pit

    250 pit temp, good, thin blue smoke for 4 to 5 hours or until around 165 IT, once the brisket reaches 195 IT, start probing the flat section with a toothpick every 30 minutes or so to check for tenderness.  Once the pick slides in easily, like butter, pull it, rest it (preferably in a cooler, in foil, wrapped with towels), slice it.  I know it's a "consensus" around here, but I slice mine when I cook to  toothpick tender, which usually occurs after 200, typically past 205 IT, the edges may crumble a bit when slicing, but it is incredible. 

    Another tip, don't slice it until the IT has dropped near or around 160, this is the point where the juices have redistributed and should make for a more juicier brisket. 
  7. bruno994

    bruno994 Master of the Pit

    Double post...
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2013

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