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Unread 03-15-2013, 07:35 PM   #1
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Talking My first successful brisket!!

Wow - what a thrill! My wife spotted a 6# flat (@ $1.99/lb) and sent me a pic from the store. It looked fantastic, so I said GRAB IT!!



I opened it up to check it out and rub it. It looked even better out of the bag.


So I applied the rub. Here it is all prepped and waiting for the 22.5 WSM to come up to heat.



I tried to keep the temp at 215 to 220. It varied a little, but other than a couple of short spikes to 230, it hung right around 215 to 225. I put in a full bag of Kingsford Competition briquettes and used the Minion method. I have a feeling the temperature spikes were probably from the wood chunks flaring.

When it hit 165 (about 4 1/2 hours later) I foiled it with some of the juices it gave off (there was plenty). 4 hours after that it hit 203 and I pulled it from the fire. I used a baster to get most of the juice from the foil, wrapped it tightly in the foil. Next came a couple of big towels and into the cooler. Three hours after that I unwrapped it and cut it up for the table.



The picture doesn't do that hunk of meat justice. It was exactly the color I wanted, and boy was it juicy and flavorful. Just writing about it makes my mouth water. Four of us consumed almost that whole flat.

Tomorrow I'm smoking a pastrami. I'll try to get some pron before it all gets eaten.
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Feels great doesn't it!!! Congrats man!!!!!!
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Mate ,that just made me want to lick my monitor
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There's no stopping you now! Pastrami should be a piece of cake after nailing that brisket.
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Way to go! Nice work.
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Congratulations on the brisket! It's a great feeling to finally get one right. I remember the first one I got right. It was a long time ago but I can still taste it in my memory. May you not have to wait as long as I did for the next good one! LOL
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Default My first successful brisket!!

That's awesome!!!
I've tried one, well, one time.

Absolute failure. Have not had the nerve to try it again.

I have been grinding brisket that's on sell for hamburgers, meatloaf, etc. that's worked out real well!!

I think my two goles this summer will be to get a brisket down and beef ribs!!

If I can master those two I will be so happy!!
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got a great looking brisket there! Good job to you and the wife for picking it up!
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Looks good from here!
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Looks absolutely delicious! You should be proud!
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Why am I seeing no pron?
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Default no pron?

should be 4:



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That's a good woman to text you about a hunk of beef. I need to find someone like that, every girl I've dated hasn't give two rips about food or grilling. Guess that's normal though and you got a rare one that does like it, or at least knows how much you do.
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Hats off to you sir!
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Congrats!! Looks good.
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