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"Whole beef brisket" my ass, attempting to smoke 7lb flat any tips?

Discussion in 'Beef' started by Chonch, May 17, 2019.

  1. Chonch

    Chonch Newbie

    Basically picked up this on sale for $2.99 lb
    Dont usually do brisket(2nd attempt) because of the price here in the North East. Saw price and grabbed biggest 2 they had, didnt realize it was only the flat.

    Any tips for just the flat. Plans are 225 superslow, wrap around 160-170 deg until 195-200, towel and cooler for 2-3 hours.

    Edit/Update - 5.5 hours @ 215-225 last night, hit 160 and wrapped it up. Seemed to be doing well, nice coloring and moister on it. Hoping power through the stall and get to 199 soon. Thanks for the tips

    Last edited: May 18, 2019
  2. jcam222

    jcam222 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I’d inject the heck out of it with broth.
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  3. As above, wrap closer to 150, so as to avoid unnecessary moisture loss, and allow to stand in ( tight) wrap for at least 4 hrs in a hot box or 160 after it is tender...
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  4. foamheart

    foamheart Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Patience, low and slow and judge how done it is by the feel with you pick it up. There is no good way to hurry a brisket.
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  5. Holly2015

    Holly2015 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    In the north east go to Walmart for brisket. Full packers are usually in the $2.79 a pound range. Same thing at Giant foods is $7.99 a pound.
  6. Chonch

    Chonch Newbie

    Thanks I'll check it out! That's why I grabbed this at 2.99
  7. SmokinAl

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

    Good luck!!