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Unread 11-16-2011, 10:13 AM   #7
Ole Man Dan
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Originally Posted by RamHemiTX View Post

I have a question for all of my UDS using bretheren. I have struggled A LOT with brisket on my UDS. I find myself not able to get a dark, heavy bark on my UDS when I smoke briskets. So my first question is am I alone? Is anyone else getting a nice bark?

Second question, I know it is done when it is done. But I am smoking my briskets for a really long time (14-16) hours and having to wrap and crank up the temp for the last few hours to get the meat up to temp. I am smoking 16 pound packers at 225-235 and I know that my temp is accurate. Is this a normal phenomenon?
I am at the point of wanting to use an offset for Brisket because I have had so many turn out like crap on the UDS...

I love smoking on my UDS, but in my opinion, your smoking to low and slow. I like to do mine between 275 and 300. Cuts hours off your time and you get a good 'Bark'.

Question: Are you using Lump charcoal? It's hotter. Smokes faster.
Question: How high above the charcoal is your grill surface?
Question: Have you checked your temp. gauge on your UDS?
Question: Are you really at 235 degrees?
Question: Where is your Gauge located? (Lid temp. is not accurate)
Question: How heavily do you rub your Brisket?

Any or all of these can make a difference in your Brisket/Bark.

Last edited by Ole Man Dan; 11-16-2011 at 10:14 AM.. Reason: format
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