• Some of the links on this forum allow SMF, at no cost to you, to earn a small commission when you click through and make a purchase. Let me know if you have any questions about this.

First time ever smoking anything 3lb brisket

mechpatt

Newbie
6
12
Joined Jul 4, 2016
So yesterday on the fourth I smoked my first piece of meat ever. I chose a small 3.2lb brisket that I picked up at Walmart for $19

The day before I seasoned and wrapped the brisket and left it in the fridge. It was ther for about 24hrs.
I fired the smoker up with some hickory and got it sitting at a steady 220-230. I did really well regulating the temp for the first 3.5-4 hours, but then I had a couple temp spikes up to about 300...
Right after I put it on

I brushed the brisket every 15-20 minutes with a grilling sauce I've been making since I was 17. Once the temp of the brisket reached 145° I brushed it one more time then wrapped it with foil.
I let smoke like this until the temp reached 175° then I unwrapped it and let it smoke for about another hour brushing it twice more before pulling it off to rest for 15 minutes
And the cut...
Overall I'd say it didn't turn out bad for my first time smoking something. It did get a little on the dry side,but the flavor was on point!
 

tropics

Epic Pitmaster
OTBS Member
★ Lifetime Premier ★
13,993
5,697
Joined Jun 25, 2014
Looks pretty good,why did you unwrap,what was the finished temp?

Richie
 

SmokinAl

SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster
Staff member
Moderator
OTBS Member
★ Lifetime Premier ★
46,764
7,607
Joined Jun 22, 2009
180 is a little low for brisket, I usually go to 195.

Also if I choose to wrap it I keep it wrapped until it's done.

Yours sure looks good though!

Al
 

Latest posts

Hot Threads

Top Bottom
  AdBlock Detected

We noticed that you're using an ad-blocker, which could block some critical website features. For the best possible site experience please take a moment to disable your AdBlocker.