Quick Question

Discussion in 'Beef' started by okiesmoker, May 26, 2008.

  1. okiesmoker

    okiesmoker Newbie

    I start smoking a brisket last night. I went to the store and bought a electric thermometer to monitor my temps on the brisket. Well about 4 oclock this morning the alarm stated going off and it was saying the temp was 190. I kept cooking and it is about 205 right now and wondering if I should pull it. I was expecting it to take around 18 hours to cook and was making it for dinner.
     
  2. okiesmoker

    okiesmoker Newbie

    By the way it had only been cooking about 5 hours when the temp got to about 185-190
     
  3. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    You now have pulled brisket material. You can wrap it in foil and a towen, and toss into a small cooler. Will remain servig temp for several hours. AND be careful to save any juice that accumulates..you'll want it for a finishing sauce or for reheating/freezing.

    Musta been a small brisket too...
     
  4. smokebuzz

    smokebuzz Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Did you boil test your new thrmo?, do and check your meat with another proven thermo. also i check brisket in 3 locations.
    Last summer i had a 14#er hit 200 in 11 hours, and i was ata comp so it made things intresting. just wrap in foil and towels in to a cooler with your digi probe laying on top of towel to moniter temp in cooler, you will be suprized how long it will stay hot.
     
  5. okiesmoker

    okiesmoker Newbie

    No it was about 13# so i left it in and now its about 205.
     
  6. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    It's done! Pull it off and wrap and into the cooler for dinner time.
     
  7. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Good point...altho I can't think it could be more than 10 degrees off. But ya never know.
     
  8. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    boil test that therm before ya pull off that brisket!!!
     
  9. okiesmoker

    okiesmoker Newbie

    Well I pulled it off and it is falling apart on me so I am pretty sure it is done.
     
  10. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yup. Good indication that. What temps were you at at the grate?
     
  11. okiesmoker

    okiesmoker Newbie

    Well I am cooking on an electric smoker set the temp to 225 and added wood about every 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
     
  12. okiesmoker

    okiesmoker Newbie

    I wrapped it in a towel and foil left the thermometer in and its reading about 180 right now.
     
  13. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I am kinda surprised you lost 20° that fast... Hmmm. Well, still if it's falling apart, it's done. The cooler will keep it for several hours. Leave it alone until pulling time.
     
  14. okiesmoker

    okiesmoker Newbie

    Hey thanks everyone I appreciate any help I can get.
     

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