Live smoking independence day

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by thebarkhound, Jul 4, 2016.

  1. Nothing says freedom like lighting the pit at 4 am

    Doing a whole day today, brisket, ribs and chicken, will post along the day, and keep this thread going. Looking to be a 11-12 hour cook in total.

    5# brisket flat
    4 racks baby backs
    1 rack spare
    32 chicken wings

    #1 make a plan, and work the plan

    The brisket all rubbed up:


    And the setup, brisket on, probed and cooking.

     
  2. piaconis

    piaconis Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Glad to see I'm not the only one who writes up a project plan for their meat, lol!

    Looking good!  Keep us posted!
     
  3. Don't forget the tbs..
     
  4. 15 years of IT operations will do that to you :)
     
  5. The wood is 100% local oak I cut, split and season myself.


     
  6. piaconis

    piaconis Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Lol...I knew it! I've spent 25 years in IT myself, currently as a manager in network engineering for a major bank. Old habits die hard.

     
  7. 3.5 hours in, the brisket is at 170 internal temperature, sauce is on, and the fire goes on.. I'm spritzing with apple juice as well. pit temp is 215-240. I will not wrap or foil this guy since it's moving right along and I've budgeted 10 hours before resting.


     
  8. hardcookin

    hardcookin Master of the Pit

    Nice smoke!! Usually my plans are in my hea...but maybe I should start writing it down.:icon_biggrin:
     
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2016
  9. 10 am, spares on. Sauce still on.
    Brisket is at 185.

    Close up of the brisket on the lower rack. I plan to wrap and rest at 200 internal unless it feels tough still

     
  10. lancep

    lancep Master of the Pit

    :popcorn
     

  11. Baby backs in.

    Checked the brisket with an instant read, the probe is reading about 10 degrees hotter than instant and there is definitely too much resistance. It's got some cool to go yet
     
  12. gregor

    gregor Smoke Blower

    LOL as a fellow IT guy, love the plan to work and working to plan!

    Smoked a brisket yesterday as the forecast here in PA is iffy for a long smoke..
     
  13. jetsknicks1

    jetsknicks1 Smoking Fanatic

    Looks like the start to a good day. Thumbs Up
     
  14. adjusted probe better read. 181.
     
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2016
  15. Brisket is off and in the cooler


    Chicken is on, were fully loaded. 3 hours to go..

     
  16. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Busy beaver,better stay hydrated! Be back for the finish.Thumbs Up
     
  17. rasvegas

    rasvegas Newbie

    AZ
    "Nothing says freedom like grilling on Independence Day"? Amen brother! May everybody out there in smoking-land enjoy the ones you love and who love you!

    Be blessed y'all!
     




  18. I'm very happy with the end result. Success.

    God bless America
     
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  19. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Great smoke!

    Points for sure!

    I'm glad to see I'm not the only person with a timetable for the whole day.

    It sure makes things easy when you don't have to think about what to do & when to do it.

    Great job!

    Al
     
  20. piaconis

    piaconis Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Looks really good!
     

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