View Full Version : Brisket Day!

07-26-2014, 10:45 AM
It's 8:30 in the morning and I'm letting the old Kamado come up to temp before I drop 15 1/2 lbs of brisket into it.

I'm cooking this for my wife, aka MaBBQ.
She went on this diet about 5 months ago and all her protein mainly comes from BBQ. She likes the brisket the best so when she starts running low I start to hear about it. So far she has dropped over 50 lbs.

Anyway, back to the brisket. Since I will be here all day smokin meat I thought I would post pron during the cook. I'm gonna have to cook something for the kids later on today so maybe I will post photos of that as well.

Pron to be posted soon.

07-26-2014, 10:48 AM
You got up staged by a Brisket I'll pray for ya!

07-26-2014, 11:19 AM
Looking forward to the results. I'm curious to see how fast and at what temps you do your brisket. I started my 14lber at 10 last night, and was quite surprised to hear the temp alarm go off at 3 am ish, when it reached 165.

Love me some brisket!

07-26-2014, 11:20 AM
Good on you, Ray! That's love right there. :thumb::thumb: I'm pulling up a chair.

07-26-2014, 11:44 AM
I rubbed this brisket down with equal parts of kosher salt, corse pepper and granulated garlic.
Got it on the smoker at 9:00am, pst

Wonder if I can smoke my brisket longer then Big Mista. :becky:

07-26-2014, 11:46 AM
Don't count until you've been meme'd...

07-26-2014, 12:29 PM
That is a nice lookin hunk of Cow.

07-26-2014, 01:06 PM
I find if I start cooking brisket at 220 the meat temp rises to fast in this type of smoker.

So, Been running the temp under 200 for the first 2 hrs.
Meat is up to 102.

No hurry today, no hurry at all. :thumb:

07-26-2014, 01:14 PM

07-26-2014, 01:19 PM
Can't wait to see the results

07-26-2014, 02:37 PM
No hurry today, no hurry at all. :thumb:

Sounds like several beers will be consumed. Looking forward to the sliced point pics.

07-26-2014, 02:44 PM
:hungry: Waiting patiently!

Big George's BBQ
07-26-2014, 02:46 PM
Sounds Great ray Congrats to your wife Thats awesome

07-26-2014, 03:28 PM
Might be time to add a little fuel. Temp Starting to drop below 190.
Photo of brisket to come from the 5hr mark.

07-26-2014, 04:32 PM
Holy Low and Slo Batman!
When are you gonna crank it a bit?
Never? Blu will be sad.

07-26-2014, 04:42 PM
Holy Low and Slo Batman!
When are you gonna crank it a bit?
Never? Blu will be sad.

Because it's not an offset smoker, running the temp to high causes the temp of the meat to rise to fast.

I just added fuel. 5 1/2 hrs in. The temp on the meat is 180.
No need to rush this thing.

07-26-2014, 04:55 PM
The new fuel is already pushing temps to 210. I don't have a problem with it getting to 220 but I won't let it pass that.

Right now 200 for this smoker is perfect.

07-26-2014, 05:05 PM
Looks good so far Silverfinger!

Maybe you can help me understand something tho........How does a cooking temp of 220 in the cooker you are using cook any faster than 220 in any other cooker? Is there some kind of "convection effect" or something? Just curious here.


07-26-2014, 05:16 PM
Looks good so far Silverfinger!

Maybe you can help me understand something tho........How does a cooking temp of 220 in the cooker you are using cook any faster than 220 in any other cooker? Is there some kind of "convection effect" or something? Just curious here.


I can't really say. I've never cooked brisket in anything other then my Kamado that's over 50 years old. I just do what works best for me.

Now, it is over direct heat so upping the temp would cause it to cook to fast. Faster then a offset/stick burner.

07-26-2014, 06:06 PM
Time for some hot wings!
I will be cooking these on my firepit while I smoke the brisket!


07-26-2014, 06:11 PM
Sorry for the sideway photos. I've been doing this with my phone.

07-26-2014, 06:12 PM
Lookin' good Ray!

07-26-2014, 07:13 PM
While I have the time. Let me post a bit more about the brisket.
It was 16 1/2 lbs. I only had to cut 1lb off of it. :thumb:

Good brisket, good!

07-26-2014, 07:28 PM
That's a good lookin' briskie you got going there!!!

07-26-2014, 07:54 PM
About 9 hrs in.

This thread was never intended to be a serious thread.
I had to find my way out of WP to make this. :heh:

More pron to come. :wink:

07-26-2014, 08:10 PM
Pron from the 9 hr mark.

Time to put them wings on. :wink:

07-26-2014, 08:34 PM
From that photo it does not look like its even cooked at all. :shocked:
Maybe I should turn up the temp?
I did give it a few pokes with the thermapen and it did show accurate temps. :wink:

07-26-2014, 08:43 PM
You're at the 13 hour mark... you have a ways to go yet.

07-26-2014, 09:03 PM

07-26-2014, 11:23 PM
Let me finish up the hot wing cook and then I will talk about the brisket.

When the wings were done I dipped them in this, a mixture of these 3 sauces and turned them quickly just to pull them for eating.

I dipped them in blu cheese dressing. No photo of that. Sorry. They were Incredible!

07-26-2014, 11:28 PM
For the brisket. I cooked it for 12 hrs.
It's resting in blankets right now.
My thermapen went through it like butter!
I will began to cut it up around 11:00pm

07-26-2014, 11:59 PM
man that looks good. i'm staying up for the sliced pics.

07-27-2014, 01:45 AM
Here it is, 14 hrs later.
I sliced it up, dropped it in baggies so we can weigh it out into portions for MaBBQ's meals. That will be done tomorrow.
Good cook. Ive had better results. The wife will be happy.:wink:


Time for bed. Thanks for hanging out with me for the day! :thumb:

Q Junkie
07-27-2014, 02:06 AM
Sometimes a low and slow goes all 15 rounds.
It is a labor of love.:clap2:

07-27-2014, 02:07 AM
Looks dang good to me. I didn't cook today so I was getting my fix watching you guys that did briskets today.

Q Junkie
07-27-2014, 02:35 AM
Yea!, Mr. Finger. If it makes you feel any better, I had to drive from San Diego to Bullhead City and back today. Just about the same amount of time it took you to cook a brisket that BTW looks dang good. Bullhead City was about 114*. I have not tried a brisket on my Kamados yet but with the way they(Kamados) cook I can see how they will have to be cooked slightly different than with other cookers.:whoo:

07-27-2014, 02:43 AM
Looks good

07-27-2014, 02:44 AM
Congrats to your wife on 50lbs. We went Paleo in January this year ..lots of BBQ, meats, and a ton of veggies. Dropped 101lbs to date. I 100% backup the BBQ diet. Love the pron.

Enrico Brandizzi
07-27-2014, 03:39 AM
Great looking brisket! Mine went on yesterday evening round 11 pm, and now is 197F IT. I'mlooking for 201 IT and then i will pull it off to rest for lunch. Now here is 10.38 am and the brisket is 11 hours in now.

Diesel Dave
07-27-2014, 06:27 AM
Dang fine cook there Ray :thumb: :hungry:

And man you got Johnny Bravo watchin yer temps.......................yeah mama :laugh:

07-27-2014, 06:54 AM
Awesome cook! congrats to your wifey too! :-D

07-27-2014, 07:25 AM
You've done it again! Yup, that flower pot is magic~

07-27-2014, 07:25 AM
Nice cook Silver. With food like that I would be gaining not losing. Congrats to your bride.

07-27-2014, 07:31 AM
Looking forward to the results!

07-27-2014, 07:55 AM
Helluva cook, Ray! :thumb:

Will work for bbq
07-27-2014, 10:01 AM
Great job on the brisky Ray and congrats to your wife on the weight loss.

I may have to look into this brisket diet.

Happy Hapgood
07-27-2014, 12:34 PM
Almost missed this one. Great post, cook pic's and details. I too got a similar request from LuzziAnn. Brisket on now.

07-27-2014, 01:39 PM
Thanks to everyone for your kind words!


After weighing out the brisket this morning, we were able to get 31 4oz portions from this brisket. Thats a real nice return for the work we put into it.

Thats not the only thing I cook my wife for her diet.
Open pit chicken, Steak, Pork chops, Ribs and Seafood.
Im trying to get more creative but she seems to be real happy with how this is going so far.
She adds the salads, veggies, fruits and berries. All that good stuff and a diet coke!:wink:
Just no sugar or flower.

07-27-2014, 01:55 PM
Great closeup pics!

07-27-2014, 02:18 PM
That looks great! We have a 12+ packer tee'ed up for next Friday for a family dinner on Saturday. After looking at this I can't wait!!

07-27-2014, 02:31 PM
Great looking brisket and wings as well.