OK my first 2lb brisket!!!!

Discussion in 'Beef' started by reed29, Jul 20, 2014.

  1. reed29

    reed29 Meat Mopper

    I put the prob in and i had to put one finger on meet to get it out still not done its at 186
     
  2. demosthenes9

    demosthenes9 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Reed,  it's best not to try and cook to a target temp.  Reason for this is that things like Briskets have no ideas about temps.  They'll be done when they are done, whatever that temp might be.   It COULD be done at 190, or maybe 195, or 200, or 205. 

    To tell when a brisket is done, do the poke/probe test that WaterinHoleBrew described earlier.
     
    Basically, start poking the brisket at the thickest part of the flat.   When the probe goes in and out like a knife through butter (very little resistance), then it's done.   Pull it, wrap it, rest it in a cooler.
     
  3. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Glad I could be some help to ya ! Lookin forward to your Q view tomorrow night, have a good one ! :beercheer:
     
  4. reed29

    reed29 Meat Mopper

    Cool im tracking now
     
  5. reed29

    reed29 Meat Mopper

    Thanks you too buddy
     
  6. demosthenes9

    demosthenes9 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Cool.  It's my experience that the biggest mistake most people make with brisket is that they pull it off the smoker too early.   Just let it do it's thing, it will be ready when it's ready.   I'd check it every 15 minutes or so from here out.  Also, probe it a couple of times, not just once.   Kind of taking an average so to speak.
     
  7. demosthenes9

    demosthenes9 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Heck, might as well stay up now as it will probably be ready for slicing in 3 hours or so  [​IMG]
     
  8. reed29

    reed29 Meat Mopper

    O ok ill do that and yea iv always been a time guy for cooking but i see this is a hole different ball game
     
  9. demosthenes9

    demosthenes9 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yeah, with smoking, except for certain situations, time and temp should just be used as guidelines.  I mean, we often cook for others so it's kind of important to have a targeted finishing time, but still, the meat will be done when it's done.

    That said, as done tonight, you can usually adjust temps to speed things up (or slow them down) to try and hit a time window.
     
  10. reed29

    reed29 Meat Mopper

    Yea i see that. Check it agen in like 5 min
     
  11. reed29

    reed29 Meat Mopper

    Man went from a nice size to a little piece of meet
     
  12. demosthenes9

    demosthenes9 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yep, that happens.   How's it probing ?
     
  13. reed29

    reed29 Meat Mopper

    Getting there i can almost pick it up by holding the probe it slides off right when it gets in the air
     
  14. reed29

    reed29 Meat Mopper

    Ill check agen at 10:25
     
  15. reed29

    reed29 Meat Mopper

    Temp is up to 205 witch is good just waiting for the meet to tell me he is done lol
     
  16. demosthenes9

    demosthenes9 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    You are probing it in a couple of places, right ?

    Want to make sure we are on the same page.  Put your left hand on the brisket and push probe in with right hand.  Then pull probe out.  If there's very little resistance in both directions, it's ready.

    Just an FYI, "Very little resistance" isn't the same as "like dipping it in and out of water".  
     
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2014
  17. reed29

    reed29 Meat Mopper

    Yep and it's all done finally
     
  18. reed29

    reed29 Meat Mopper

    Thank you very much for all the help and staying up with me!!!!!!
     
  19. reed29

    reed29 Meat Mopper

    I'm going to bed have a good night buddy and thanks agen
     
  20. demosthenes9

    demosthenes9 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Cool.  Looks nice.   Time to wrap it in foil and let it rest for a bit, preferably in a cooler.  In about an hour, it will be ready to slice if you want.    What's the plan for it ?   Eating tonight ? 
    You're welcome.  It's only 1:37am here and I'm a night owl  [​IMG]
     

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