My first brisket in my MES

Discussion in 'Beef' started by garyc, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. garyc

    garyc Smoke Blower

    I originally bought my electric MES so I can do briskets. I just don't have the time or patience to keep my charcoal smoker for 12 to 14 hours. I planned an overnight smoke so I could have the brisket for Sunday lunch. I bought a flat half and on Saturday morning I injected it with beef broth and brisket rub I bought from my butcher.


    After that I rubbed the outside with the same rub.


    At 10pm I put the brisket in the smoker at 220 deg. I smoked it with apple wood until about 2 am when I went to bed.

    When I woke up the next morning at 9 am the brisket had gotten to 180 deg, perfect timing! I took the brisket out and foiled it with a cup of apple juice. I put it in the oven at 220 deg until it hit 190 deg. At that point I wrapped it in towels and put it in the cooler to rest for a few hours.


    At 1pm I took the brisket out and cut it. It was like butter! It really came out wonderfully!



    I served it with cheese potatoes and steamed broccoli and home made sauce on the side. What a great meal!!!!

  2. Excellent looking Que there Gary...Great looking plate. Looks like your MES did exactly what you bought it for.[​IMG]
  3. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks excelent. It must be brisket weekend as I have one in the smoker as well. 
  4. Looks great. Brisket is what I want to try next in my MES.
  5. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great!!

  6. smokinal

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

    Great looking brisket there Gary. Nothing like hitting a homer your first time up. Excellent!

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