My brisket on my large BGE is good but not quite as moist as it should be. I cook it at 250 dome raised indirect with a drip pan for as long as it takes to reach an internal temp and tenderness I target. With that said, my ribs used to turn out dry too until I start using the following method. Smoke at 250 for two hours. Remove put in foil pan with liquid and cook covered for two additional hours. Then remove from foil pan return to smoker until the end of hour five. Then baste and cook at least one more hour until they pass the 90 degree tenderness test. NOW, would and improvised method similar to what I use on ribs also work with the brisket? Like maybe pulling the brisket after four hours and putting in in a foil pan with liquid for a few hours mid cook then return to smoker to finish? Thanks in advance!!!
07-23-2012 09:01 PM
many people foil brisket and add a liquid....they usually apply the foil not at a certain hour, but more by exterior color/bark or internal temp (160-170 is common).
07-23-2012 09:02 PM
Yes, you will need to experiment a bit, but, the short answer is yes, smoking for around 4 hours, then panning works fine. You suffer some in bark, often, but it will give you a nice tender and moist product.
07-23-2012 09:05 PM
Thanks! Im willing to give up a little bark for moisture.
07-23-2012 09:20 PM
I'd bump the temp up to 300* at the top of the dome. If you are cooking at 250* at the dome the grate may be in the 225* orlower range. That in and of itself can dry out ribs.
This brisket was cooked at about 325* grate level temp.