Rowdy Rousey Brisket (prime)

Discussion in 'Beef' started by humdinger, Aug 1, 2015.

  1. humdinger

    humdinger Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Costco finally started carrying Prime packer brisket, and at $3.79/lb to boot. With the Rowdy Ronda on PPV tonight, it's a good time to smoke a side of beef!
    Prime Baby.
    Trimmed. I could really feel the difference in tenderness when trimming.
    Rub with Jeffs rub
    Brisket cooking time! Cherry wood on the GOSM.
    the dogs, the fire, the fight, the pool, the moon.

    Good morning! Been cooking for about 11 hours now at around 280 degrees. Tooth pick test in the flat says it's done. The point was still a little tough, so I'll let it go another hour then wrap it. I'm very excited because it's much more tender than previous briskets I've done.

    Prepping to rest

    Let the slicing begin!

    Chow time

    Overall it cooked for about 12 hours at around 275 degrees. Faster than expected. It was very tender, not dry at all. I used cherry wood exclusively, but might step up to oak next time as it wasn't smokey enough for my tastes.

    With prices like these, I will be doing it again for sure. Thanks for watching.
     
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2015
  2. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sounds like a great night.
     
  3. aggie94

    aggie94 Smoking Fanatic

    Wow that's a great price for prime brisket!  So are they more tender?
     
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2015
  4. humdinger

    humdinger Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yeah I thought it felt more jiggly. The marbling seemed the same as a choice cut, just the feel was more tender.
    It's been smoking for about 2 hours now and smelling glorious.
     
  5. I was hoping for an invite... maybe next time. Looks like you have a great setup!
     
  6. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    :popcorn:
     
  7. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I'm not waiting , I think I can beat the finish :cool:

    Never mind the i vite , I'm in Toledo , see ya . . .:ROTF

    Have fun and saveme some . ..
     
  8. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Let's see , I think I can get there by the finish, I'm just sout of you're border
     
  9. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I have had one from Costco and it was great. ..

    Waitig on your finish to see how long your's took to finish .

    Have fun and . . .
     
  10. yotzee

    yotzee Smoking Fanatic

    I was surprised on Friday when I saw whole packers at my Costco.  Previously they only sold the flat.  The price/pound at my Costco was a bit higher.

    Any pics of the finish??
     
  11. What happened to the finished pics?
     
  12. humdinger

    humdinger Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks iceman. I might host a gathering soon. I'll let you know. We are outside all summer.


    I got to a handful of Mud hens games every year. Toledo is a fun town. I'll bring you some Q next time I'm down there!


    sorry for the delay. Pics added.


    Sorry, lots to do this weekend. Pics added.
     
  13. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    GreaT , be looking for you :biggrin:
     
  14. looks awesome
     
  15. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks like it was worth the wait!
     
  16. well done! looks tasty! I have a prime rib coming from me (special order) on Thursday.. that is this weekend's project.
     
  17. humdinger

    humdinger Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Can you wait til next Friday? I'll be down there for the Dreamcruise! lol jk

    Let me know how it turns out b/c that's something I haven't done yet. Maybe I'll try it this Christmas.
     
  18. to be honest.... never done one myself... it will probably be indirect grilled, with smoke added via ampts.... dang, forgot about the dream cruise, usually I schedule a vacation out of town during it (I no longer have my '70 GTO and it makes day-to-day life tough around here with the crowds).
     
  19. well, unfortunately I didn't take any pictures (left my phone and cameras in my wife's car and on my boat). however, I smoked at 275 until 124 degrees in my grill, panned. took about 3 hours or so, maybe a little more, but it was AWESOME!

    good thing, because the butcher got me a much larger one than I wanted, so I have two more in the freezer and half of the one I made yesterday. You know its good when your wife (who isn't that big into big chunks of red meat) scarfs down about 18oz of prime rib. perfectly cooked with a nice pink interior, what I would call the definition of medium-rare.
     
  20. humdinger

    humdinger Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Glad it turned out good. There something great about making your wife happy with smoked meats. Such a great feeling of satisfaction.
     

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