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Q Junkie 10-13-2012 02:28 PM

Brisket Smoke Wood?
 
14.5 lb packer on UDS. Goes on tonight around Midnight for grub after golf. I plan on injecting with beef broth, rubbing mostly with S&P with a little rub and wrapping in butchers paper around 160-170. My choices for wood are Apple, Hickory, Pecan and Cherry. Reccomendations, sugestions or combinations are apperciated. I have only cooked Brisket one other time and I think I under cooked it. I guess I cook too much Tri-tip. But this time I am way more prepared thanks to this site.

MisterChrister 10-13-2012 02:34 PM

One small fist-sized chunk of each?

eggzlot 10-13-2012 02:50 PM

I usually do a 3:1 or 4:1 ratio of fruit to hickory (depends how big are the chunks). So I'd do Apple or Cherry (3-4 chunks) for every 1 chunk of hickory. On my egg, I usually find 5-6 chunks are good for a big brisket. Some people may say for beef to maybe do even fruit/hickory or just all hickory, its really all personal preference.

Bludawg 10-13-2012 02:58 PM

I don't help goofers in mean golfers no it was goofers. :wink: I like Pecan( it's a TX thing) burry 4-5 fist sized chunks in the basket and drop on on top when you load the meat.

Q Junkie 10-13-2012 03:00 PM

I have been using apple and hickory mixed on most of my pork cooks but I just did a pork shoulder and a big mess of habenaros with the pecan and hickory and I was really digging the smell and the pulled pork was awesome. I just don't know if there are any good combo's specifically for a brisket.

HeSmellsLikeSmoke 10-13-2012 03:04 PM

Oak or mesquite are traditional in Texas where brisket is king. Pecan would be my choice of those you list, but I woud be use more wood than normal since brisket can take more smoke than most meats.

Bludawg 10-13-2012 03:11 PM

i use Oak for heat and a little Mesquite for POP on Beulah, in Big Jim I put 1 3X 8 piece of Mesquite standing up in the middle of the basket and load the lump around it. From what you have to work with Pecan is the choice and makes a dam fine brisket.

Teamfour 10-13-2012 03:16 PM

2:1 pecan to hickory for me.

Q Junkie 10-13-2012 03:20 PM

I do have some mesquite chips not chunks. Should I sprinkle some of those in there as well?

The_Kapn 10-13-2012 03:27 PM

I prefer nut woods for beef--just me.

Mesquite is KILLER on beef if used in moderation :grin:

TIM

chicagokp 10-13-2012 03:29 PM

I like cherry and oak for beef. Mostly the same proportions as described above. But there is no right answer.....

Corky 10-13-2012 03:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The_Kapn (Post 2242510)
I prefer nut woods for beef--just me.

Mesquite is KILLER on beef if used in moderation :grin:

TIM

Funny but I like nut woods for pork but not for beef. I like Oak with a touch of mesquite for beef, except prime rib which I do all oak.

Rich Parker 10-13-2012 03:38 PM

I like to use pecan.

landarc 10-13-2012 03:38 PM

I dislike mesquite for smoking, the flavor tastes muddy to me. I prefer oak and/or pecan for beef.

1MoreFord 10-13-2012 03:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Corky (Post 2242523)
Funny but I like nut woods for pork but not for beef. I like Oak with a touch of mesquite for beef, except prime rib which I do all oak.

What kind of wood do you think oak is if it's not a nut wood??:shock:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oak


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