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My best brisket yet

Discussion in 'Beef' started by ryanhoelzer, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. ryanhoelzer

    ryanhoelzer Smoking Fanatic

    I got a brisket from a local meat market Friday.  It was a fair amount more expensive than the cryopacked ones I've done before but I think it might just be worth the money.  I'd have to do the math but I didn't have to trim it at all.  It had a nice thin fat cap on the bottom and that was it.  With the grocery store briskets I end up trimming at least a couple lbs of fat from them.

    It was 13.31 lbs at $2.86/lb. so $38.20.  I don't know if he had ever cut a whole packer like that.  He said he separates them sometimes and sells the flats for $3.99/lb but he had to figure out a price for the whole thing.  Part of being in NC I guess..

    I started it out about 9PM sitting on shallow foil with charcoal/lump and mesquite chunks for a little over 4 hrs at around 220.  Put it in the MES after that directly on the grate for another 10 hrs till it hit 195.  Great smoke ring and nice and juicy.  I've injected and marinaded and not been this juicy.  After 14 hrs it was still dripping off the bottom and moist on the top.

    He told me the brisket had been natural grain (corn) fed for 250-300 days and aged 48 days.  It's Western Choice and he said it was probably close to being Prime.




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  2. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Damn , That smoke ring looks like it was put on with lipstick!  That brisket has some of the best marbling i have seen . i buy choice all the time and they are not near that pretty. definantly worth what you paid for it.[​IMG]
  3. meateater

    meateater Legendary Pitmaster SMF Premier Member

    Put that butcher on the X-Mas list. Nice smoke ring on that. [​IMG]
  4. fourthwind

    fourthwind Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I'll second that..  Great cut of meat, and at 2.86 already trimmed!

    Great looking smoke!
  5. deannc

    deannc Master of the Pit

    LOL well put eman!  That is one heck of a smoke ring! Great looking brisket Ryan.  [​IMG]
  6. Ryan,

    The brisket looks great. Did you get it at the Shop-N-Save? I finally cooked some of his extra meaty ribs and they were excellent!
  7. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member


    I agree with eman & the lipstick !

    I saw one on here like that before that looked like it was painted on.

    Yours is even better---Looks so good, it doesn't look real.

    That's gotta be tasting unbelievable!

    Thanks for the view,

  8. ryanhoelzer

    ryanhoelzer Smoking Fanatic

    Yep, It was Shop N Save.  I took him some back and I think he was surprised at how good it was.  People in NC just don't know what you can do with a brisket. 

    I had him slice me some jerky meat too.  He used some misc roast pieces that would go into hamburger and only charged me like $2.97/lb instead of the full roast price.

    And it was probably the best jerky slicing anyone's done for me.  Alot of times they're inconsistent on the thickness, His was perfect.
  9. Wow. I can't believe the price you paid for that beautiful piece of meat. My local butcher in Winston-Salem gets 3.99/lb and I thought that was great compared to Harris Teeter at 4.99/lb. It might be worth the drive to Mooresville to pick up a couple.
  10. bottomline

    bottomline Smoke Blower

    Nice job!!
  11. chainsaw

    chainsaw Smoking Fanatic

    Picture perfect thanks for sharing!
  12. scarbelly

    scarbelly Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    That might just be the best looking brisket I have ever seen - Congrats and a thumbs up for ya - That was a fairly large cut so maybe you could freeze a slice or two and overnite it to me?? Just sayin [​IMG]

  13. hhookk

    hhookk Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Holy smoke ring Batman !!! That looks delicious. Damn you, now I have to do a brisket[​IMG]

    If we still gave points you would get eleventy bajillion from me.
  14. jpdeuce

    jpdeuce Newbie

    How can I get bark like that on a GOSM?  Mine tasted fine, but no bark.
  15. Wow great looking Brisket, price is almost dead on what I get from the BX, If I showed that to my daughter, she would have me making brisket this weekend.  But I got one more butt to do, and try the mustard cover, before I do another brisket.  Ah, dang nab it, I am stopping today after my rotation to pick up one.  Ryan your an evil man for posting them pictures, LOL, but you made my daughter's food dream come true, so you can't be all bad.
  16. Im in Winston and I was wondering what butcher you use?
  17. smoke_chef

    smoke_chef Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Wow... great looking brisket!!
  18. aw yeah!  that's one beautiful piece of meat right there!

    nicely done!

    that smoke ring is unbelievable!  wow! 
  19. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Now I have heard of a pig with lipstick, but never a brisket! Great job! That thing looks awesome!
  20. dlhwrench

    dlhwrench Newbie

    hi im new here and just bought  a landman 2 drawer smoker  i stop on the way home and picked up a brisket at walmart  i sure hope  mine  turns out looking something like that  do you have any suggestion for a good dry rub  im sure there are recipes in here some  were your look  very good to me