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Featured Second brisket ever, great results!

Discussion in 'Beef' started by Berettaclayshooter, Sep 21, 2019.

  1. So over fathers day weekend my local supermarket was running whole briskets for $1.99 Lb. I had envisioned buying (2) 18Lb bad boys, but they averaged around 11 Lbs. ... I bought 3 for the freezer. So last weekend we were having a yard-sale, perfect time to finally cook one of the briskets. 5:45 am started the smoker using oak and went in to trim up the brisket leaving about 1/4"-3/8" fat cap. I used a simple rub of kosher salt, coarse pepper, granulated onion and garlic. Got the brisket on the smoker around 6:30am after it hit 275F. After the first 3 hours I would spritz with apple juice every 30-45 mins. About 11am I hit 160F and wrapped in a double layer of butcher paper. 3:30PM I had 203F and pulled the brisket off the smoker to rest in a cooler. 6pm the brisket came down to around 150F and I went to slicing. I did screw up some of the point since I couldn't tell the grain direction, after which I separated it from the flat and then it was all good. I gave the wife a burnt end.. she's not huge on BBQ like I am, but she gave it two thumbs up! IMG_8189.JPG IMG_8190.JPG IMG_8191.JPG
  2. normanaj

    normanaj Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member


    Always a good thing when the wife approves!
  3. jcam222

    jcam222 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Looks great!! Man at $1.99 a lbs I might of had to buy a second freezer!
  4. uncle eddie

    uncle eddie Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Awesome buy and looks great...Like!
  5. Hawging It

    Hawging It Master of the Pit

    Looking good!
  6. ofelles

    ofelles Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Looks good. Bet it didn't hurt traffic for the yard sale either! :emoji_nerd::emoji_ok_hand:
    Miss Piggy likes this.
  7. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    That is a good looking meal there!
    The brisket looks fantastic!
  8. Really Nice looking brisket!


  9. noboundaries

    noboundaries Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Ah, what a delicious looking meal to start my day. Like!
  10. disco

    disco Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Beautiful brisket, Bro!
  11. Thanks for the kind remarks. I was very happy with how it turned out. I am schooled in the ideas of Aaron Franklin, he's obsessed and his product shows. When a BBQ joint makes several thousand pounds of meat a day and sells out every day, it's not a fluke just damn good.
  12. siege

    siege Smoking Fanatic

    Did you have to wear a mask and carry a gun to get that for $1.99 ? We won't tell.
    Great looking brisket !
  13. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Nicely done, excellent looking brisket. At 1.99 a pound Holy Cow.

    Point for sure
  14. knifebld

    knifebld Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Great job! And great tactic to attract people to your yard sale! ;)
  15. kelbro

    kelbro Meat Mopper

    Looks great!
  16. The yard-sale was a bust! It rained (down poured) mid morning, I think the wife sold about $50 worth of "stuff", she later sold some things on FB marketplace and made almost the same amount with out all the effort of pricing things and setting everything up. My daughter and the neighbor girl had a stand next door selling cookies and lemonade, they did well.
  17. crazymoon

    crazymoon Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    BCS, Nice price and excellent looking brisket.