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q view of my first traeger smoke (brisket)

philip_g

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I rubbed the brisket and left it for 8 hours, then started the smoker at about 9pm and let it run overnight on smoke, runs about 180F on mine

after smoking all night



then I set it to 225 and let it go to about 170, foiled it and smoked to 200, a little higher than I normally go because I like to slice it but thought I'd pull this one and take to work

after resting in a cooler 5 hours





Not too bad for the first time with a new smoker I thought, came out pretty decent, not dry at all, good smoke flavor
 
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scarbelly

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Well for a first brisket you did yourself proud. Nice looking smoke ring and congrats on keeping it moist. I do take my brisket to 205 to pull

Good job man
 

philip_g

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Well for a first brisket you did yourself proud. Nice looking smoke ring and congrats on keeping it moist. I do take my brisket to 205 to pull

Good job man
Sorry should have been clearer, not my first brisket, just the first one on a new smoker. Previously ran an electric MES and as much as I hate to admit it never got results as good as this, a little tweaking and it'll be right on the money.
 

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Nice lookin smoke!

Maybe turn that knife 90 degrees and slice from the other corner so you cut across that grain.. Makes aworld of difference in texture..
 

philip_g

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Nice lookin smoke!

Maybe turn that knife 90 degrees and slice from the other corner so you cut across that grain.. Makes aworld of difference in texture..
yeah, usually I do, but I guessed wrong and after I ate dinner I pulled it all to take to work on friday. Better have some happy coworkers!

Reminds me, I'm going to reheat it in a crockpot, anyone use a finishing sauce like on pork? Or should I heat up a little broth and mix in some rub to moisten it all up so it reheats OK?
 
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Do you have any reserved juices? that would be my first choice, then to the beef broth or a mix of broth and a hint of bbq sauce..
 

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maybe I'll cheat and just mix in some BBQ sauce and heat it up so it's ready for sandwiches, I sure hate to do that
 

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Believe me if you bring in food like that to work you will be elected the new boss. You fellow workers will love it. I do it from time to time and they love it.
 

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Believe me if you bring in food like that to work you will be elected the new boss. You fellow workers will love it. I do it from time to time and they love it.
I try to bring stuff in, I owe them food for getting checked out on a position last week- it's "tradition" and in my opinion that beats the hell out of pizza!
 

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