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New brisket attempt tonight.

Discussion in 'Beef' started by matthew evans, Oct 5, 2013.

  1. matthew evans

    matthew evans Newbie

    Used mustard as Base and have a sweet mesquite rub on it. Chilling in the fridge and will prob throw it on at midnight. Here's the first pic

  2. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    Must be a brisket weekend. seen quite a few today, will be watching this one too!
  3. matthew evans

    matthew evans Newbie

    So decided this time around to use the crutch.  Just put the brisket in some foil.  I had a question.  On my ribs using the 321 method, you throw em back in that last hour without foil to firm up the exterior.  Is this something that would benefit a brisket?  Throwing it in without foil for the last hour to get a little exterior firmness?  
  4. foamheart

    foamheart Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Actually its a good question and there is....... the rest. If you'll let it rest 30 mins to 2 hours after coming out of the ice chest, it will help your brisket firm up and cut so much easier. Hot tender brisket can be the pits to slice, and I don't care what they say, if you have pulled brisket you over cooked it! Not that its not good mind you.

     I know some folks that throw there's in the reefer to cool 'em down before attempting to slice.

    Besides nobody really wants food that is soo hot you can't enjoy the taste, but we will all grab it as soon as its put out, so like a buddy of mine always said, leave it to sit in the kitchen and do your guests a favor.
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2013
  5. matthew evans

    matthew evans Newbie

    So when the brisket hit 185 wrapped, I decided to unwrap and throw it back in to let the bark form. Wasn't ready with the toothpick yet. Then I noticed the temp of the brisket dip to 178....possibly had the probe in the wrong spot when wrapped. Out of fear of not making my eating time, I cranked the smoker to 250 within 2 hours the bark was nice and toothpick test passing. Overall was the juiciest brisket I've ever made.

  6. matthew evans

    matthew evans Newbie

    Also let it sit in the cooler for an hour while the point was chopped and smoked for burnt ends.