View Full Version : Has anyone tried this with a brisket?

12-28-2012, 06:33 AM
So, I decided to make a brisket for our last day at work before new year, so I smoked it yesterday after work for about 6 hours. I knew I couldn't finish it in my smoker so I just took it to roughly 160 internal then i pulled it off and wrapped it in foil. This morning I put it in my slow cooker with some beef broth and some BBQ sauce. I figure I'll let it on low for 7 hours or so until probe tender then let it rest, then hopefully it will be almost as good as if I had done it all on the smoker. Any ideas on what I could have done different, or should this turn out just fine?

12-28-2012, 06:45 AM
I do something similar with my left over briskets from comps, always is great. I usually just shred it for sandwiches cause not much of the flat is left but it is always good. I am curious to here how it turns out. I have never had anything bad from a slow cooker so I am sure it will be awesome!

12-28-2012, 06:48 AM
I tried to finish a flat in a slow cooker once and despite all of the liquid I put in, it was dry, dry dry.

12-28-2012, 06:59 AM
I have started items on the smoker then finished them in the oven and they were fine.

12-28-2012, 09:39 AM
Nope never! If ya cook hot enough there is no reason to go to the crack pot or the oven. I don't remember the last time a cook took more than 8 hrs most run about 6.

12-28-2012, 09:47 AM
I have never done it but im sure it will end up more like a roast. If you leave it in the crock pot long enough it would be like a shredded bbq beef. Which if you have the flavors right it might not tast bad.

12-28-2012, 10:23 AM
I'm starting to think this was a bad idea, only because the smell in my office is making my stomach growl like crazy.

12-28-2012, 05:28 PM
I have started items on the smoker then finished them in the oven and they were fine.

Me too. Once you foil it, heat is heat and a smoker is an inconvenient oven

12-29-2012, 10:46 AM
It will be fine. The only downside is that since the meat has been cooked and reheated, it will have some of that reheated flavor. Luckily, bbq brisket does not suffer from this as much as most beef for some reason (I think because of all that added flavor from smoke, bark, etc).

I have started many briskets on the smoker and finished in the oven with no problems. I don't think I've ever done precisely what you did however, but again, I see no reason it shouldn't be just fine!:thumb:

12-29-2012, 03:58 PM
If by slow cooker you mean crock pot, it won't taste anything like barbecue brisket. I agree with others that have already posted: next time, put the foiled brisket in the oven set at 275 and start checking for probe tender after the meat gets to 190.

12-29-2012, 04:10 PM
I vote that you should have cooked it at 300F or even 325F and been done in 5 hours. If it was small enough to fit in a crock pot, it would have taken less that 6 hours for sure.

It will work and you will have a nice smoked and braised brisket, this will be fine. Do what you want, learn from each cook.