View Full Version : Thanks Brethren! (w/pics)

05-08-2011, 11:46 PM
I'd just like to take a brief moment to thank everyone here who has taken the time to answer my questions and help me get rolling in the world of BBQ in the last week or so. Everything I have learned here recently was put to use today for my first real smoke on my first smoker. I provided a Mother's Day meal for my girlfriend and her family. I got up at 345am and fired up my smoker about 430, and had the meat on the grill at 505am...


I bought this 7.25lb flat at Sams Club...


I trimmed some fat and rubbed it down with the rub in the Big Bob Gibson's BBQ Book (Bare Naked Brisket) recipe... I did actually spread out the rub a little better than this photo shows... and then I dropped it on the smoker...


Almost exactly 10 hours later, this puppy was done. I foiled it and rested it in a cooler for 2 hours before serving...


While the brisket was resting, I put two pans of Mac & Cheese with bacon on the smoker... Good stuff! I'll be posting this recipe up later...


I also made the Stuffed Red Peppers (stuffed with baked beans) recipe from the Big Bob Gibson's BBQ Book... These were good, but I wasn't a huge fan of the bean recipe... I'll be modifying this one for sure...


Finally the waiting was over... I got to slice into this bad boy and we had a nice bark and smoke ring... It was very moist and tasty... There were no leftovers...

The WSM 18.5 performed flawlessly, and I was blessed with a day with minimal to no breeze. I put a rather heavy load of charcoal (Kingsford) in the tray today. I lit the chimney at about 430am and dumped it in the smoker (minion method) at about 445. When I was finished cooking, eating, and cleaning up at about 8pm, the WSM was still at temp...

Anyway, thanks again to everyone! Without this forum I would have likely botched this meal :) I owe everyone a beer...

Midnight Smoke
05-08-2011, 11:48 PM
Dang, for a 1st smoke you did good! Your not pull'n our leg are ya? :cool:

05-08-2011, 11:56 PM
Congrats to you, bro! It all looks really good. :clap2:

JD McGee
05-08-2011, 11:58 PM
WOW! Outstanding! :thumb:

05-09-2011, 12:19 AM
Good looking Butt man,You must have read a lot to pull that off,points to you:thumb:.
have fun and...

05-09-2011, 12:37 AM
Great job - I'm sure you scored some points with the girlfriend :thumb:

05-09-2011, 12:41 AM
Looks great; I hope my first attempt goes that well.

05-09-2011, 12:46 AM
Wow, Im impressed.

If your beer is half as good as your que looks, I could really go for one.

05-09-2011, 01:25 AM
Good job!!! Gotta love the WSM don't ya?


05-09-2011, 01:28 AM
Great Job!

05-09-2011, 01:34 AM
Looks great! :clap2: Glad it turned out well - nice job on the cooking and the pix. :thumb: I've been doing stuff out of the Big Bob Gibson book lately and enjoying it. I'm still amazed at the phenomena of going online, getting info, and having tangible great results - how cool is that? :cool:

05-09-2011, 01:56 AM
Nice job, and not on the cook, but the prep reading! My first 10 briskets weren't that good.

05-09-2011, 02:01 AM
Congrats! The food looks great. I have learned so much from fellow brethren this past year. Glad you found this great place.

05-09-2011, 07:36 AM
Thanks for the pics,it all looks good!
Brethren forum rules!:cool:

05-09-2011, 07:41 AM
Looks great! :thumb:

05-09-2011, 07:53 AM
A star is born.

05-09-2011, 07:53 AM
Congratulations on an excellent cook. I foresee a lot of them in your future.

05-09-2011, 11:19 AM
Impressed JM! Thats the way you do it brother!! Getting up at 3:45 am... That's hardcore! The briskie's not bad either... :thumb: :heh:


05-09-2011, 11:27 AM
Brisket looks great. :cool:

05-09-2011, 11:30 AM
I'm kinda diggin' those little cast iron pans you cooked the mac-n-cheese in.

Outstanding cook.

05-09-2011, 11:38 AM
Congrats on an awesome looking meal!


05-09-2011, 12:07 PM
You Did Good!!!

05-09-2011, 12:28 PM
Very good looking eats. Congratulations on your cook!

Assuming you got rave reviews from the family. :thumb:

05-09-2011, 05:39 PM
I'm kinda diggin' those little cast iron pans you cooked the mac-n-cheese in.

Outstanding cook.

I got those for $21 each on Amazon... I was happy with them too. I seasoned them but they aren't good and seasoned yet. I had a helluva time cleaning them up :)

05-09-2011, 06:07 PM
I got those for $21 each on Amazon... I was happy with them too. I seasoned them but they aren't good and seasoned yet. I had a helluva time cleaning them up :)

Yeah, but at least the mac n cheese was good and your briskie lookes like you nailed it.:thumb::thumb:

05-09-2011, 07:13 PM

05-09-2011, 08:36 PM
Great work.

Mister Bob
05-09-2011, 09:27 PM
Great looking brisket, nice job!

05-09-2011, 09:28 PM
Knocked it out of the park!

Big Jim BBQ
05-09-2011, 09:55 PM
Any veteran q'er would be proud of that meal. Nice job!:bow:

05-09-2011, 10:00 PM
I"ll give you two thumbs up. :thumb::thumb: Would have been more, but I've only got two.

05-09-2011, 10:03 PM
Great job bud. I had the same feeling my first smoke.
Wait till more friends and family learn that you have skills.
Ned Jarrett would be proud!

05-09-2011, 10:17 PM
WOW!!! It took me a year to brave my first brisket!! You KILLED that one! (oh...I mean in a good way...:becky:)

Impressive first run!:clap2::clap2::clap2::clap2:

05-09-2011, 10:38 PM
Looks like you did a great job!

05-09-2011, 11:09 PM
great looking cook. welcome to the wonderful world of queing. congrats. on the cook. smoke on Bro. :-D:cool:

05-09-2011, 11:13 PM
awesome job! better than my first Q session.

05-10-2011, 12:06 AM
Wow! I wish any of my briskets looked that good!

Papa Payne
05-10-2011, 03:55 AM
Man, you nailed it right off the bat! Great look'n brisket and fix'ns to go along with it... Keep that up and I'll be bring'n the beer...lol