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Old 11-19-2018, 09:47 AM   #1
On the road to being a farker
Join Date: 06-10-12
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Unhappy Brisket shredded

Last week I decided to do an overnight brisket cook which I've done a few times though get little sleep.

I decided to go with fat side down on my WSM which tried before and turned out great. That one was about an 8 hour cook...6 hours then wrapped in butcher paper for 2 hours more or less then rested for an hour.

This one I went 10 hours and wrapped for 2 hours. I've done a 12 hour cook a couple times and turned out perfect but those were fat side down.
After an hour and a half on my cutting board still wrapped in the paper temp dropped to about 170-180 and took it out, flipped it over and noticed the grain was starting to pull apart. The bark was extremely hard and I could not cut the flat across the grain and even my sharp straight blade couldn't cut it so it just sliced with the grain and still shredded.

Is it because the long time of the cook along with the heat coming up did this to my brisket? I know the last time I did a long cook for 10 plus hours fat side up I sprayed the bark to keep it soft before wrapping it in the paper but never did it again.

I guess I should not smoke another one fat side up? Give up on smoking it too long? Rest it for even longer?
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