First brisket

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JLeonard

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Well, gonna try a brisket for the first time. 15 pound Angus choice brisket. Wasn’t wanting one quite that big but was the smallest I could find.
Pre-trim…
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I am by far no expert on trimming. Watched a ton of YouTube videos and read every thing I could find on trimming. Didn’t screw it up too bad…I hope!
And prepped with TulsaJeff TulsaJeff Texas rub with a mustard binder. Gonna put it on the kettle using the snake method with maple wood for smoke.
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Gonna fire it up when I get home from work tomorrow evening and let it go all night. Will finish off in the masterbuilt gasser as needed.
Y’all dont judge my trimming too much!
Jim
 

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Well, gonna try a brisket for the first time. 15 pound Angus choice brisket. Wasn’t wanting one quite that big but was the smallest I could find.
Pre-trim…
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I am by far no expert on trimming. Watched a ton of YouTube videos and read every thing I could find on trimming. Didn’t screw it up too bad…I hope!
And prepped with TulsaJeff TulsaJeff Texas rub with a mustard binder. Gonna put it on the kettle using the snake method with maple wood for smoke.
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Gonna fire it up when I get home from work tomorrow evening and let it go all night. Will finish off in the masterbuilt gasser as needed.
Y’all dont judge my trimming too much!
Jim
Jim, looking forward to hearing how this goes. Enjoy the smoke!
 
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JLeonard

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Alrighty Gents, non-gents, and those questioning! Here’s the story…9.5 hours and 250 -ish degrees on the kettle and it was probe tender at 205 degrees IT and 2:30 am. Foil boated it at 170 degrees. So I wrapped it in foil and into a 170 degree oven til noon. Then into a cooler and wrapped in towels.
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Bark suffered some from the wrapping.
Sliced beautifully. Passed the bend test. And came apart with a gentle tug.
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Had a pretty little smoke ring and was extremely juicy!
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Will I do it again? Heck yeah! Family all raved over it and I thought it was pretty good.
Want to thank all you folks on here for the advice, tips, and encouragement you all give.
Jim
 

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