PDA

View Full Version : High heat brisket flat on WSM (First Pron!)


smokemonster
06-04-2011, 07:44 PM
OK, this is my first attempt at posting pron so please be kind. I picked up a 7lb flat at Sam's this morning and thought I'd give the high heat method a try since I was getting a late start. I gave it a very minimal trim and rubbed with a mixture of pepper, salt, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and ancho chili powder. Fired up the WSM with Kingsford Blue and a mix of apple and hickory chunks. Left the smoker at 250 for the first hour in hopes of getting a decent smoke ring. Then i opened up all the vents and let her rip. The WSM held around 350-375 the entire time. Once the IT got up to 170 I foiled it and threw it back on the cooker. Went to check it an hour later and the IT was 205 and the WSM had shot up to around 400 :shocked: I took the brisket off and probed several spots to check for tenderness. I found the thickest end gave little resistance, but I still had some at the thinner end. I was concerned about going much higher than 205 so I went ahead and wrapped it in a couple towels and put in the cooler to rest. I'll check in again once I slice it and let you all know the outcome.

big brother smoke
06-04-2011, 07:47 PM
For high heat cooks, go by the probe test, not the internal temp (especially briskys all the time). Briskys and pork go higher in internal temp than usual to get the tenderness we desire.

Saiko
06-04-2011, 08:52 PM
Looking good so far! Big Brother Smoke is a wise man, so follow his advice. Great choice of beer also!

boogiesnap
06-04-2011, 09:08 PM
looks good!

LoneStarMojo
06-04-2011, 10:03 PM
egg-cellent pron!

smokemonster
06-04-2011, 10:10 PM
The brisket was great! Nice and tender with a great flavor. Enjoyed a few slices with some foil pouch taters and spinach salad. My first brisket tasted good but had the texture of an old boot. I'm really glad this one turned out well. I'm ready to cook another one tomorrow :-D.

Smoothsmoke
06-04-2011, 10:23 PM
Great job!

Mufasa
06-04-2011, 10:42 PM
Looking good.

Frank Grimes
06-04-2011, 10:52 PM
Nice job, it looks great.

martyleach
06-04-2011, 10:56 PM
very nice! congrats. I've always been afraid to just cook a flat. Worried about a dried out piece of blah.

Dillo_Duster
06-04-2011, 10:57 PM
that looks great!

HeSmellsLikeSmoke
06-04-2011, 11:35 PM
Oh hell yeah!

JMSetzler
06-05-2011, 12:28 AM
The meat looks good... the beer looks GREAT :)

DannyMac
06-05-2011, 12:36 AM
Nice!

dealm9
06-05-2011, 12:55 AM
looks great. does this mean you prefer the high heat method? what sauce is that you are using?

smokemonster
06-05-2011, 09:22 AM
looks great. does this mean you prefer the high heat method? what sauce is that you are using?

Thanks! This was only my second brisket, but I think I might stick with high heat. Would like to try a whole packer next time. The sauce is SBR, watered down a bit (I like a thinner sauce), with a little cayenne added for some extra heat.

Brian in Maine
06-05-2011, 09:39 AM
That makes me want Brisket for breakfast! How many chunks of wood did you use?

Hunterman95
06-05-2011, 10:46 AM
Looks great!!! Congrats!

smokemonster
06-05-2011, 01:07 PM
That makes me want Brisket for breakfast! How many chunks of wood did you use?

Thanks! I used two chunks of hickory and three of apple.