Originally Posted by ccarter
Congrats on the breakthrough!
I've only done 1 brisket, and I'm where you were... I haven't tasted what all the fuss is about yet. Thanks for sharing this! Hopefully it'll get me interested in trying again.
I'd love to hear more about what you injected into the brisket, and any other details you think helped your cook.
I injected Fab-B mixed just with water and some of the plowboys rub that I used.
I suspect that the phosphates in the injection and the high heat both played roles in the outcome of the brisket. I didn't wrap it but I did scale the heat back to 250 once I figured it had went into collagen busting mode. It probed super tender at 201 so I don't know how much the rest helped? I also put a few tablespoons of butter and a bit more rub into the foil when I rested it, if you figure that made a difference?
All I know is I'm going to try and do it exactly the same next time. Man, I hope it wasn't a one time treat.