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"Texas Cadillac" Brisket & Q-view

Discussion in 'Beef' started by smokermark, Dec 26, 2010.

  1. A week ago I was hired to chauffeur a group of wild, crazy folks for their annual year end celebratory "night on the town" with the Cadillac limousine. Prior to our departure, most of the guests met up to eat before leaving. Originally I was going to make some barbecue chicken wings and legs but on a whim decided instead to bring along a brisket.


    Marinated, rubbed, set to go in the cooker @ 2:30 a.m.


    Ready to foil 13.5 hours later at about 190 deg.


    After foil, about 1.5 hours later to 200 deg.




    First cut, slices following wrapped and in cooler 40 min. resting

    This brisket was just under 10 lb. I marinated about 12 hours with a combination of my own spices and olive oil prior cooking and then applied rub shortly before going into cooker. In a pan below I used a combination of one small bottle Worcestershire Sauce, 1 bottle beer, 2 bottles water and a splash of gin. 225-235 degrees temperature cooking throughout. 

    I ended up slicing the slices in half or thirds and then layering them into the slow cooker moderately coating them with one of my favorite barbecue sauces. And then, transporting back into the cooker wrapped in towel on my way out. I was running out of time for further pics so I had to scoot along.

    It was 21-25 degrees outside the whole time during this cook. There was a stall at 163/164 deg. after a time when my temps fell about ten degrees before I caught it and then it took 75 min. for it to regain moving good again.

    Almond, cherry and a little bit of red oak woods were used for smoking up to 145 deg. The meat was flavorful and tender with good moistness. This one was trimmed fairly nicely I only had to remove one flap. Another hopefully up within the next ten days. 
  2. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    Looks real nice Mark !

  3. pineywoods

    pineywoods SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member OTBS Admin SMF Premier Member

    That looks awesome great job [​IMG]
  4. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That is a work of art, my friend!  Nice of you to DD for your friends, too.  Usually my job around here!
  5. Kim, just for you...practice makes perfect!  [​IMG]  

    (still practicing)
  6. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice job Mark! That is a great looking brisket. [​IMG]
  7. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    nice smoke ring!!
  8. wow! that bark is amazing, i've never got one to turn out that nice! great work!!!!
  9. SmokinAl

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

    Great Q-view! Moist & juicy looking with nice smoke ring!   [​IMG]
  10. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Your brisket came out wonderful and I know it was delish too.
  11. Thanks for the kudos everyone. We did really have a great time. I even got to sport one of those chauffeur's hats. But, the white gloves...I was NOT doing! :p I got home about the exact time I started the brisket the previous morning. They went wild over the brisket I was pretty happy with the way it turned out. Another one is in the works at little bit larger so hopefully it will turn out at least as good.