Re-Heating Brisket

Discussion in 'Beef' started by stakeman, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. stakeman

    stakeman Fire Starter

    Newbie here, I've smoked 3 briskets in about 3 weeks prepping for our daughters High School Graduation party Sunday. I plan on pre smoking about 3-4 briskets in the next few days and was wondering the best was to keep them and reheat them on Sunday?

    Thanks in advance, Great site BTW.....I never thought I'd be a member of a smoking meat forum, but it's alot of fun smoking...
  2. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member can store em freezer bags/vacuum seal em............then reheat by dropping in boiling water

    or use a steamer...............

    others should be along to also help with this question
  3. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Awhile back Walking Dude told me about getting a Rice Steamer and using it. I got one and let me tell you it works great and I think about any kind of steamer should work fine. If you can't find one I'm sure you could rent a steamer big enough to do the job. Are you slicing the brisket or pulling it?
  4. stakeman

    stakeman Fire Starter

    Thanks Dude,

    I've been searching the forum and found some good info. It seems like everyone has their own way[​IMG]. I'm pretty set on keeping it whole, The first one I smoked yesterday, wrapped it in foil and refrigerated it. It was a monster 18 pound hunk of meat!!! I'll NEVER get one that big again. I have 2 others I'll tackle tomorrow. They are both 8-10 pounds.. The huge one took 13 hours to get the internal temp up to 190. I sampled a slice and it was ok, not as good as the 2 smaller ones I did when I first got the smoker.

    I'm concerned about the large brisket's time to reheat and drying it out. I may change my mind and slice it cold and put it in a roaster with some kind of liquid...A little help with this one and I'll never buy another 18 pounder...

  5. stakeman

    stakeman Fire Starter

    Slicing it, Thanks Piney. Great Idea. I'll have about 30 pounds after smoking to reheat, that's gotta be a big rice steamer.
  6. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    slice all your brisket to 1/4 in. or so-put in Large bakeing dish-if u ain't got a jus-than make some-better than bulliun and water-let simmer in oven till warm-good to go and best thing going.serve how u want.
  7. bbqgoddess

    bbqgoddess Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hi Stakeman, I have actually reheated presmoked but I sliced it right when it came off of the smoke...tri tip and pulled pork, I sliced and pulled and left it in its own juice then reheated in their own juice in a low bbq...Covered in foil..I wanted my guests to get the fact that the meat had been done low and slow on a que..then I fired it up for some Hot dogs and .02...
  8. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    After sliceing or pulling put in a slow oven at 200 - 250' coverd in foil and let it go with some liquid or the juices you saved.
    Hope this helps.
  9. stakeman

    stakeman Fire Starter

    Thank you so much to all who replied! The event is Sunday, I'll let you know how they come out. My mother in law has a huge turkey sized roaster, I plan on using the grate in the bottom and putting some kind of liquid maybe apple juice in the bottom. The problem at hand is how to fit all this meat in the roaster. Any thoughts out there? I may slice it cold just prior to reheating, but hate to loose the juice.
  10. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Don't worry about losing the juice. Just reheat in the juice you have and add some apple juice, aujus.
    Do you have access to a Nesco roaster? That would work fine if you do.
  11. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Stakeman, Good advice has been given here so I won't add anything except to wish you great success and we want to see some que-view!!


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