First Brisket

Discussion in 'Beef' started by seearekern, May 26, 2008.

  1. I am in the process of trying my first brisket. I have seared it as Oakie described, and have moved it to the smoker. I have turned it once and am just about ready to turn it again and cover it with foil. Question is: since it is covered, is there any reason to use hickory to maintain the heat? I am getting low on hickory, but I have plenty of lump charcoal.

    Anyone out there able to help me out? [​IMG]

    Chuck aka seearekern
  2. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Well, I use an MES so I can't say for sure, but I doub't it. Temp is temp, don't worry about it.
  3. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    save the wood, use the lump!
  4. seboke

    seboke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Really, once you foil it, there's no need to even keep it in the smoker. It ain't getting any more smoke, you're just goin for the heat. You can put it in the oven to finish. 'Course, it aint much fun sitting around the oven with a beer in hand....
  5. Yes, use what you got. I have the opposite problem, I have hickory every where!!!!! And lump is rare.
    I usually finish in an oven.
  6. seboke

    seboke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    ever thought about mailing logs for dollars? Intended to be a joke, but check ebay - peolpe sell hickory for a ton of $$. Well, they advertise - dunno if they sell......
  7. jerkyaddict

    jerkyaddict Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    yeah...chuck i agree once it's foiled no need to waiste good wood......use the lump up to finish[​IMG]

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