My First Brisket!!

Discussion in 'Beef' started by boulder buff, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. boulder buff

    boulder buff Newbie

    First and Foremost, I would like to say thank you to everyone who gave me advice on food and smoking last week. 

    On Thursday, I decided I wanted to make a shot at cooking chicken and brisket. It was awesome but I am exhausted...I started by just going to Costco, buying 18 pounds of b[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]risket, I  invited all of my fiannces family, and decided since I do have decent cooking acumen, I would give brisket a shot.

    It was awesome! I had such a great time, woke up at 5 AM, took my brisket out of the marinade, added my rub and got the smoker going (I added way too much lump coal to start the fire but was able to control the temp with the dampers).

    Chicken and brisket was great, I thought it was too smoky but as a beginner smoker, I thought (as well as the guests), it turned out great!! Here are some pics.
  2. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Nice job on your first brisket....... [​IMG]
  3. smokinal

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

    Brisket is not always easy to smoke. You did a great job on your first try.
  4. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Now your brisket looks awesome .......but ..........but where's the yardbird?????
  5. fife

    fife Master of the Pit

  6. boulder buff

    boulder buff Newbie

    I can't believe I did not take pictures of the chicken. I think I was so enamored with the size and look of the brisket, that I completely forgot about talking pictures of the chicken. It turned out great,  I actually thought it was a little better than the brisket.
  7. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Awesome looking Brisket, Boulder!

    And outstanding Qview of it too!

    Brisket doesn't get any better looking than that!


  8. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Awesome brisket. Incredible first effort. Great qview too.
  9. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Very nice job on that brisket
  10. fourthwind

    fourthwind Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks great!
  11. bluebombersfan

    bluebombersfan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks good one my list of things to do next!  Hope mine turns out as nice!!
  12. les3176

    les3176 Master of the Pit

    Great job!!! The first brisket is always the hardest,don't worry they will get easier.Now that you got one under your belt you can adjust the on to the next!!
  13. Very nice how long did you smoke it?Cant wait to do my first brisket .
  14. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks Great...
  15. Nice ring!
  16. Nice looking brisket, and I bet it tasted good as did the yard bird. Congrats on getting it under your belt and the photos were great too!

    Thanks for sharing them.

  17. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks good for your first brisky, Can you tell us what temp,time, and type of wood?

    Congrats on the carousel ride! Well done my friend   [​IMG]
  18. rw willy

    rw willy Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Looking good. congrats
  19. From the photos your brisket looks very pink, almost medium rare.  I always take my briskets to 190 or 195, and

    they meat is very dark on the inside, but very juicy.

    Just wondering what temp you took yours to?

    Maybe it is just the photos.

    Nice work!
  20. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Great job....I have never done one of those...

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