The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS.

The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS. (http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/index.php)
-   Q-talk (http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=5)
-   -   Foiled brisket internal temp > 205 - What happens? (http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=148411)

grilling24x7 11-25-2012 10:29 AM

Foiled brisket internal temp > 205 - What happens?
 
Imagine a small brisket flat (4-5 lbs), smoked for a few hours then foiled with a brisket marinade. Temperature is slowly climbing. What happens to the brisket as it gets over the 200-205-210 area.

It's foiled with a good cup of marinade so it seems hard to believe it will dry out. Will it turn to mush? Pulled brisket flat maybe?

Anyone ever done this?

John

qnbiker 11-25-2012 10:49 AM

Although I usually cook packers, this should go for flats too. A brisket cooked to 160s, then foiled until 205 should still be sliceable. I usually don't foil, but when I do, I don't add any liquid. If you add liquid and foil too soon, it's like putting it in a crock pot and you may have to shred it. As for temperature, I start checking for probe tender when it reaches 195 and have never needed to go over 205.

Garrett 11-25-2012 10:52 AM

In my experience it will turn mushy but will still make some mighty fine pulled beef que for sandwiches.

Bludawg 11-25-2012 10:53 AM

Hope ya like pulled beef! Foil is for rookies:laugh:

QTEX 11-25-2012 11:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bludawg (Post 2280472)
Hope ya like pulled beef! Foil is for rookies:laugh:

Lmaorof

The_Kapn 11-25-2012 11:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by grilling24x7 (Post 2280450)
Imagine a small brisket flat (4-5 lbs), smoked for a few hours then foiled with a brisket marinade. Temperature is slowly climbing. What happens to the brisket as it gets over the 200-205-210 area.

It's foiled with a good cup of marinade so it seems hard to believe it will dry out. Will it turn to mush? Pulled brisket flat maybe?

Anyone ever done this?

John

Brisket is done when it is probe tender, no matter what the temp.
Has nothing to do with foil or not.

When a probe slides in easily, put it aside to rest for an hour or more and enjoy.

TIM

grilling24x7 11-25-2012 11:40 AM

Thanks guys - my question was simply what happens to brisket when hits > 205 or so. I mentioned the foil and foil marinade to remove the idea that it would dry out. Clearly a brisket at 215 degrees with no foil may very well be a lump of hard coal.

Looks like pulled or mushy shredded brisket is what happens.

Hopefully I won't get to that stage today! THANKS!

El Ropo 11-25-2012 01:58 PM

Depends on the cow :)

Rich Parker 11-25-2012 02:42 PM

It all depends on how fast you got the brisket to that internal temp. If you are cooking at 275 or higher 205 probably isn't even done but it really is different per animal. Some folks that cook at 350+ won't pull until 215.

Daggs 11-25-2012 02:42 PM

I too only do packers. Also quit using foil all together once I got my butcher paper. My thanksgiving brisket went to 209* in the last part of the flat to probe tender.
This is where I found a difference from my others. Since my little one complained about the bark last time I first cut 2 slices with the grain followed by another 2 against it. Both looked pretty dry. I then cut it at a 45 to the grain and found it to be moist, glistening and delicious!
I probe starting around 195* I leave the probe in just to see where it's at when it's tender for my records.
2nd I feel the butcher paper insulates the meat where the foil does not.
3rd I'm really lucky with every packer coming out well!
Don't be afraid to experiment

Pitmaster T 11-25-2012 02:49 PM

is the flat from a left or right brisket?


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:27 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
2003 -2012 BBQ-Brethren Inc. All rights reserved. All Content and Flaming Pig Logo are registered and protected under U.S and International Copyright and Trademarks. Content Within this Website Is Property of BBQ Brethren Inc. Reproduction or alteration is strictly prohibited.