My Fall Brisky

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SmokyMose

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I picked up a 15# packer over a month ago but the weather didn't want to cooperate.
Finally got a window between heat and rain.
Trimmed it up and wound up with over 3# of fat. Drat!
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I was planning to grind the flat and just smoke the point but with so much trimmed out and a nice flat I just went with the whole thing.
I went with a dusting of Course Black Pepper only.
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Got a fire going in Old Un-Trusty Rusty and it went in at 9:30am.
fire.jpg view.jpg Now to just enjoy the fine day.
Once I had some coals I switched to Mesquite only.
Rusty wanted to meander between 250 and 290 but I didn't worry about it as long as I could keep TBS.
Funny but the flat started out almost 20 degrees higher than the point.
I'm thinking that even though I let it sit on the counter over an hour the point didn't warm up as much.
By 1:00 they started evening out and by 4:00 they were within a couple of degrees of each other.
When the point hit 180 I wrapped and after about an hour I wondered why I was wasting wood
so I moved it to the oven at 275.
At around 6:00 they temped at 203 and 205 and probed nice.
Let it rest for about a half hour and sliced.
The flat extended all the way under the point. Oh well.
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Made for a nice dinner with a baked tater, slaw and a couple of smoked Marconis.
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We'll be having brisket for dinner again tonight and there will be enough to vac-seal to last the 2 of us a few months.
This may be one of the last smokes for old Rusty. He needs a new firebox.
The logical thing to do is replace the firebox, but I have all winter to lobby for a new smoker ;-)

Thanks for looking and enjoy the better weather while you can!
Dan
 
The logical thing to do is replace the firebox, but I have all winter to lobby for a new smoker ;-)

Looks great!!

Good Luck on the New Smoker!

My better half told me if I bring home another smoker it better be big enough to sleep in! I told her challenge accepted! But then I got "THE LOOK" So to ensure my good health I decided I will not get one!
 
Looks great!!

Good Luck on the New Smoker!

My better half told me if I bring home another smoker it better be big enough to sleep in! I told her challenge accepted! But then I got "THE LOOK" So to ensure my good health I decided I will not get one!
The Mrs. caught me looking at Blackstone grills the other day and I got the snake-eye and a definite "NO!".
 
Great looking brisket and meal!

I was gonna use my wife's covid check to buy a rectec 700... then she went and used it to pay bills! What fun is that? Lol

Ryan
 
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Nice, Looks great! I guess I’ll doing brisket this weekend, thank you for reminding me!! Sorry about Rusty, it’s tough saying goodbye, but you have the memories!
 
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