Saturday the wife had her sisters and aunt and uncle over for dinner. She bought a 14 lb brisket from a Sysco store in Eureka. She wanted to eat at 6 so I lit the chimney at 3:30 am, had a 2/3 full charcoal basket with a hole in the center for the chimney load. Got this and the brisket in the drum a little after 4:00 and got the temp at 220, I fell asleep not to much later. Woke up at 7:00 and the temp was 200, gave it some more air and mopped the brisket temp was back at 220. At 9 the brisket was 142 and the drum 215. Jump ahead to 5:00pm the drum was 240 and the brisket hit 192, pulled and foiled.
Luckily one sister was a half hour late. I also cooked a 12" dutch oven of cornbread and a pan of 17th st. beans. I have to say I am really happy with the drum it went 13 hours on 1 load of coals, held temp well and made me look like I knew what I was doing.
Here's the finished product......I didn't split the point and flat when carving. I don't know why the fat turned so black. It tasted great, I only used 2 chunks of mesquite early on. Used Thirdeyes rub recipe. Very little leftovers..........
08-25-2008 12:41 AM
Mmmm that looks good, love the bark on that brisket.
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08-25-2008 01:32 AM
That looks really moist and delicious.
08-25-2008 04:11 AM
Looks good. Next time your temp drops kick, rattle or shake the drum. Temp should come back up.
08-25-2008 06:30 AM
That sure looks juicy. Nice job.
08-25-2008 07:47 AM
nice job looks edible to me
08-25-2008 09:43 AM
Very nice looking brisket.
08-25-2008 09:53 AM
Looks good to me, especially the bark.
08-25-2008 10:07 AM
Gotta love the drum! :biggrin:
08-25-2008 10:12 AM
Real nice looking brisket,
08-25-2008 10:13 AM
nice and moist looking brisket.
08-25-2008 11:09 AM
Looks good from my chair.
08-25-2008 12:17 PM
Looks like you knew what you are doing from here too! Looks great!