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View Poll Results: How do you cook your brisket?
Low & Slow 100 80.65%
Hot & Fast 11 8.87%
I like free brisket that someone else has cooked 13 10.48%
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Old 10-12-2007, 07:33 AM   #1
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Default Low & Slow / Hot & Fast

Just a simple poll to see if there is a majority one way or the other.

Nothing more nothing less ... this is not meant to be a trick question or stir up crap about who is wrong or right ...

What is your preference?

Of course the 3rd question is for those that cant decide :)
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Old 10-12-2007, 07:35 AM   #2
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hot & fast for my BBQ and low and slow for my........... never mind
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Old 10-12-2007, 08:05 AM   #3
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fast really fast i tryed slow i get to drunk
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Old 10-12-2007, 08:14 AM   #4
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I voted low & slow but some might say I cook my butts too fast. I dont mind if the temp gets up to 250-275 and I foil as soon as internal hits 160-165.

Its still the best Q Ive ever had.
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Old 10-12-2007, 08:18 AM   #5
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Low and slow.

I've never tried hot and fast though.
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Old 10-12-2007, 08:22 AM   #6
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Hot and Fast here. Took 3 hrs and 40 min. to cook our 13+ pounder at the Royal - finished 32nd out of 470+ teams. Not bad for us.
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Old 10-12-2007, 08:43 AM   #7
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Depends on the cooker and the meat for me.

Burning sticks or charcoal/chunks, Butts, Briskets, Chuck Roasts, etc are hot (300+)
Ribs, Chicken, etc are low (250ish).

On the FEC--everthing around 250ish except Jerky and Bacon at 160ish.

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Old 10-12-2007, 09:13 AM   #8
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I start low, creeping the temp up during the cook and finish about 275°. I have learned a bunch about hot-n-fast cooking right here and have tried it maybe 10 times with good results. HNF is easier for me in the Egg than the BDS (for the time being).

I do as long of a rest as I can...... What kind of rest do you hot-n-fast folks like the best?

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Old 10-12-2007, 09:50 AM   #9
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I'm low and slow, but I'd like to try the hot and fast.
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Old 10-12-2007, 10:48 AM   #10
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Low and slow seems to be the best for me.

Will be doing a few this weeked.
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Old 10-12-2007, 11:57 AM   #11
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Low and Slow for me. But I say that without ever trying Hot and Fast. I will try it in the future, I just have not yet.
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Old 10-12-2007, 12:38 PM   #12
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Hot and Fast for me. I am an Ol' Man and I may not have 12-15 hours. Besides, I get drunk in about 4-5 hours, so when I smoke for 12, I end up letting to fire go out and pass out in the Harley Shop.
Bsides that, I get better results doing Butts and Briskets in 5 hours. Better BBQ in my opinion. But I don't know Jack Didley about anything!!!!!
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Old 10-12-2007, 02:16 PM   #13
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About 7 hrs for me. I cant do the 20 hr cooks anymore with this diabetes. The meds make me sleep like a rock.
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Old 10-12-2007, 04:18 PM   #14
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I like it hot and fast. Brisket too.
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Old 10-12-2007, 04:34 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by FatBoyz View Post
fast really fast i tryed slow i get to drunk
Now that is funny....

I do low and slow but just because I have always done it that way. If someone will send me a free brisket I'll dang sure crank up the temps and let it rock.
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