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Smoked Feast for college football event - Now w/ QView!

bwarbiany

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Doing brisket this weekend. I had to choose between select packet from smart & final vs choice untrimmed cryo flats from Costco. I chose the flats. I bought two that were nice and bendy, about 6.5 lbs each.

I've never done just a flat. Current plan is to only *lightly* trim, inject, rub, and smoke fat side down. Then to foil at 160 to ensure I retain moisture.

Thoughts?
 

frosty

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I have traditionally used a Packer, and not just the flat, so I am intrigued about this.

I understand about wanting to retain moisture, but I fear that at 160 degrees, it would not be tender, and might be tough.  I have had brisket that stalled around that temp and it was no where near done or as tender as needed.

I look forward to hearing more ideas though, since I love the possibility.

In any event, Good Luck with it!!!

 

bwarbiany

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I understand about wanting to retain moisture, but I fear that at 160 degrees, it would not be tender, and might be tough.  I have had brisket that stalled around that temp and it was no where near done or as tender as needed.
Sorry, I meant to say that I'd foil it and keep it on the smoker (i.e. the "Texas crutch") until it passes the toothpick test. I won't stop cooking at 160.
 

dougmays

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Doing brisket this weekend. I had to choose between select packet from smart & final vs choice untrimmed cryo flats from Costco. I chose the flats. I bought two that were nice and bendy, about 6.5 lbs each.

I've never done just a flat. Current plan is to only *lightly* trim, inject, rub, and smoke fat side down. Then to foil at 160 to ensure I retain moisture.

Thoughts?
Your on the write path! you can foil or not....depends on how rushed you are. Take it up to 195-205 until tender and let rest for atleast an house and slice it up! Oh yea and post pics!
 

bwarbiany

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driedstick

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Boy what a nice spread you have there it all looks great,

A full smoker is a happy smoker,,,,,,and your smoker sure looks happy
 

disco

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Football and that feast. Nice.

Disco
 

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