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Is this cheating?

Discussion in 'Beef' started by frankp, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. I smoked a brisket over the weekend but not in the traditional way that I've seen done here. I mixed a can of beer, one cup of vinegar, some garlic and onion powder in a glass baking dish. Doused the brisket with the dry rub and placed it in the dish and then into the smoker for 5-6 hours.

    Have to say it turned out very good. Very moist with a good smoke flavor.
  2. dick foster

    dick foster Smoking Fanatic

    Was that smoked or boiled? I think when done in an oven in liquid it's called brazing.
  3. pokey

    pokey Meat Mopper

    Whatever works! I assume it was uncovered or it might as well have been in the oven. What temp did you smoke at? What internal temp did you hit? And finally:

    Pics, or it didn't happen!
  4. richoso1

    richoso1 Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    If it wasn't covered, you probably got some good smoke flavor on top of the flavors from the braising liquid. I don't think of it as cheating, just another way to do a brisket. It's all good my friend.
  5. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    I have done briskets in the foil pan in the smoker  . They come out great. next time flip it after 3 hrs so that both sides get some smoke.
  6. carson627

    carson627 Smoke Blower

    I don't think it's cheating and it sounds delicious.  I agree with Pokey though, need pics or it didn't happen.

  7. meateater

    meateater Legendary Pitmaster SMF Premier Member

    We need more info...! Type of smoker, what temps, what wood, what beer,etc......we are a demanding bunch round here. Oh and no pics, it didn't happen. I'm just having fun with you, WELCOME ABOARD!  [​IMG]
  8. otter

    otter Meat Mopper

     Sounds like it could work , could you tast the smoke ? Some are trial and error . But some are proven winners . And Welcome , Alot of knowledge out here. happy Smokeing From N.C.
  9. LOL ok here are more details. I've got to learn the "Q-view" so it's just my word for now. (Its good ! )

    I use a Brinkman smoker with fire box on the side, hickory was the wood I used and the beer was Blue Paddle, (New Belgium brewery). Smoked uncovered and I did flip after about 2 1/2 - 3 hours.I used a glass baking dish as I didn't know if the vinegar would have any effect on a foil pan. Turned out great, very moist and tender.

  10. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Hey if it works for you then do it. Specially if it taste good.