All this brisket talk here lately and our Thanksgiving trip home to Texas got my wife and I jonesin for some Cooper's style brisket. I have a custom built Cooper's style steel rectangular box cooker (just not as long) fired exclusively with hot mesquite coals. The meat sits 24 inches above the coals with another 12 inches between the grate and the lid. The method is to heavily coat the packer with coarse salt and coarse pepper, heat the pit to around 400, then cook fat down for an hour, then flip and cook another hour, then wrap in foil and return to pit, fat down for a total of 4.5 to 5 hours. I'll post the results.
Nice, that cooker is doin it up, I like it. Looks perfectly cooked.
11-30-2013 05:46 PM
It was really good; I made some Cooper's sauce to go with it. This style of cooking yields a firm, but pull apart brisket with that cooked directly over the mesquite coals flavor from the juices dripping down on the hot coals. It's my favorite hands down. It's the flavor I remember from my childhood.