LET'S TALK BRISKET!!

Discussion in 'Beef' started by kc5tpy, Mar 11, 2015.

  1. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

    Where do you guys get your butcher paper?
     
  2. I inject mine with beef broth, wostershire, soy sauce. Then when I wrap I inject again and put butter and onions in my wrap. I rub it down first with olive oil then sprinkle with garlic powder, salt, pepper, Montreal steak seasoning, then my favorite rub Plow Boys to give it a little heat.
     
  3. I think basting helps to with tenseness. Every 45 min. I baste with a oil cider vinegar mop sauce. I cook them this way for Competition. I do pretty well in the brisket category. The last hour I unfoil leaving it in the foil and baste with its own juice. Then wrap back up for a two hour rest.
     
  4. Are you cooking a brisket or a Roast ?

    Gary
     
  5. I always do my naked the entire time. I really expected him to not like it, but you could tell he liked it and his mind was spining a hit
     
  6. here is how mine turned out. No after heating just smoked slow. Vet juicy not dry I'm doing 3 more tomorrow pics to come.
     
  7. riverturd

    riverturd Newbie

    Wow! Now this is a good thread. Lot of good info from seasoned vets. My hat off to you Danny for starting. And the rest of ya for all the good input! Is their any way to keep this thread visible for all to see with out having to dig through everything? Maybe a new subtitle, to valuable to let get buried!
     
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2015
  8. Thanks.  I just wanted everyone to be able to smoke a brisket with success.  I just started the thread and offered my method.  The members have jumped on this one and offered terrific advice.  Thank you! to those members who have contributed.  I think it has become a great thread for smoking brisket due to the members participation.  Hope it helps folks.  Keep Smokin!

    Danny
     
  9. humdinger

    humdinger Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    This was a hilarious pic, but did anyone else realize the irony of the car seat cover's pattern......?
     
  10. smokin monkey

    smokin monkey Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Need to talk Brisket!

    So I am cooking the Brisket for the Second UK SMF meet.

    My supply has sent me this, it was rolled and tied.


    So I have drawn a white line on the brisket where I think it needs to be cut? But at what angle as its like a flap, or just leave whole.

    Smokin Monkey �
     
  11. humdinger

    humdinger Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Way to go. I heard those are hard to come by in your area! Should be a hit at the gathering! Not sure about why you would cut it there...are you referring to how you would slice the finished product?
     
  12. smokin monkey

    smokin monkey Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hi Humdinger, no I am talking before to get the Point & Flat

     
  13. Hello Smokin Monkey.  As per usual I don't recognise that cut.  It has been trimmed to death.  The point and flat on a U.S. packer  are both one long piece separated a "membrane" for lack of a better word.  Think of a cardboard box rectangle; 12"-14" wide, 16"- 24" long, about 3"-4" deep.  So the flat and point are separated along the length.  Hope that helps.  In my opinion: WITHIN REASON! ( if it is mostly fat then why bother ) the more fat on/in the brisket the easier it is to smoke the brisket and keep it moist. Trim when you slice.  I don't foil.

    I have faith in ya buddy.  I am sure we will be enjoying some great brisket.  I know where you are going here.  I don't mind being a guinea pig.  If you can add smoked brisket to the roast pig menu; ££££.  I'll be around and so will Wade.  You know we will help where we can.  GO FOR IT!  Keep Smokin!

    Danny
     
  14. humdinger

    humdinger Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I cant tell from here, but it looks like you might have the following;


    The underside of that flat might have more point attached since the two sections of meat overlap one another. Below is a link to a tutorial for separating brisket that I think might really help you. If I were going to separate that slab you have, (based on the pic you provided) I would start at the black line and see if there is a fat fault line running down through the meat. Hope this helps.

    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/a/brisket-separation-technique
     
  15. jaxrmrjmr

    jaxrmrjmr Smoking Fanatic

    My first try at brisket was a small piece of flat....... tough and dry.

    My second try at brisket was a 12 lbs packer....... made a stupid move that cut off the air flow in my smoker and it was like cooking it in a frying pan.  Those pieces that weren't burnt, tasted good.

    Third try........Followed Bama BBQ's method for this one.  Smoked a 13.4 lb brisket for 6 hours over hickory and pecan on a 44" Smoke Hollow propane smoker at temps of 290-325.  Fat cap down.  Then I wrapped it up tight in foil and put it in a 325 oven for two more hours.

    The pictures tell the tale.  It's the first brisket that I have had that turned out even good and this one turned out really good.  Thanks for starting the thread.  I think the key for me was letting it cook until it was tender.  My probe said 112, but my toothpick said it wasn't done.  I pulled it and smothered it in towels for another 2 hrs.

    This time I trusted the toothpick rather than the temp.  I'm used to cooking to temp.  It made for one heck of a brisket.


     
  16. grill duchess

    grill duchess Newbie

    Thanks to this thread it helped me clear up some things. I purchased a Select 8# whole packer, I was really questioning my cook time. I'll be putting this baby on the smoker in the AM. This will be my first brisket EVER. Lots of great info for a first timer. All trimmed up and seasoned with S&P. I just pray to the brisket gods this baby turns out JUICY.
     
  17. aggie94

    aggie94 Smoking Fanatic

    That's looking good Jax!  How is yours going Duchess?
     
  18. Hello.  Good luck Duchess.

    Hello Jax.  We normally tell everyone to cook to an IT.  Brisket is a funny old thing.  Each brisket can be different but if you trust the methods the members have posted in this thread you should have continued success.  Keep Smokin!

    Danny
     
  19. inkjunkie

    inkjunkie Master of the Pit

    I apologize if this has already been covered...when going hot and fast what do you do with the point? Would you suggest I use the plate setter in our Egg when cooking hot and fast or leave it out?
     

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