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qposner
12-06-2015, 06:36 PM
Put a 6lb flat on at 10:30 this am. Meant to put it on around 7am, but totally missed that one. Anyhow, its 4:30 right now and sitting at 153 degrees after being in a stall for quite a while. I would like to have it ready by 7:00 so Im thinking about kicking the temp from 275 to 300 or 325. Anything wrong with that? My plan was to wrap when it hits 165 with a brown sugar/honey/butter mix until it hits 195 or so. Then, let it go unwrapped until probe tender. Just feel like Im running out of time and the natives are growing restless (well, my wife is anyhow).

Thanks!

SmittyJonz
12-06-2015, 06:44 PM
shouldve been running 275-300* whole time and you'd be eating right now...... :mrgreen:

wrap it or pan it and crank it up.

pjtexas1
12-06-2015, 06:44 PM
no problem bumping the temp up just keep an eye on the color of the bark.

SmittyJonz
12-06-2015, 06:46 PM
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=201132

qposner
12-06-2015, 06:46 PM
shouldve been running 275-300* whole time and you'd be eating right now...... :mrgreen:

wrap it or pan it and crank it up.

Its been 275! :-)

qposner
12-06-2015, 06:47 PM
no problem bumping the temp up just keep an eye on the color of the bark.

Thanks.

SmittyJonz
12-06-2015, 06:47 PM
Wrap it and crank it.

qposner
12-06-2015, 06:53 PM
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=201132

Thanks. Think I may bring it up to 350 and foil to protect the bark. THen unfoil when it gets to 195. Sound ok?

SmittyJonz
12-06-2015, 06:54 PM
Thanks. Think I may bring it up to 350 and foil to protect the bark. THen unfoil when it gets to 195. Sound ok?

Ive been known to go 400* ...........

SmittyJonz
12-06-2015, 06:55 PM
http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u645/bobjones79/F4B412EE-982E-4669-A3E0-01D862D93228_zpsgx97xrzj.jpg (http://s1326.photobucket.com/user/bobjones79/media/F4B412EE-982E-4669-A3E0-01D862D93228_zpsgx97xrzj.jpg.html)

pjtexas1
12-06-2015, 06:56 PM
once you wrap leave it wrapped. with a flat it is safer to leave it wrapped. also, let us know how the honey/brown sugar/butter works out. that is normally a pork rib thing. really interested on how the sweet brisket turns out.

qposner
12-06-2015, 07:00 PM
once you wrap leave it wrapped. with a flat it is safer to leave it wrapped. also, let us know how the honey/brown sugar/butter works out. that is normally a pork rib thing. really interested on how the sweet brisket turns out.

Will do. I read that it was an Adam Perry Lang deal so thought it is worth a shot.

pjtexas1
12-06-2015, 07:15 PM
Will do. I read that it was an Adam Perry Lang deal so thought it is worth a shot.

nothing wrong with experimenting. that is how we grow and learn. without it we would never be cooking briskets in 4-6 hours.

qposner
12-06-2015, 09:48 PM
nothing wrong with experimenting. that is how we grow and learn. without it we would never be cooking briskets in 4-6 hours.

EVeryone really enjoyed the flat. I, being my own worst critic, was not terribly impressed with it. It was to salty IMO. Since I was experimenting on this one, I gave this a shot: http://www.adamperrylang.com/recipes/get-a-book-whole-beef-brisket

The initial paste would not spread well and was too salty for my liking. Further, there was no hint of sweetness from the brown sugar/honey/butter. I dont know, maybe it helped out with the saltiness. Anyhow, think Ill pass on this recipe in the future. Was fun to give it a try though. And, like I said, people loved it and ate a ton so it must not have been as mediocre as I think it was. At least not to the guests and wife. :-)

retired trucker
12-06-2015, 10:18 PM
Another thing to remember if this happens again, is to finish out in the oven if it has been on the smoker sucking up smoke for more than about 4 hours. The oven will be a steady heat source without any hot spots, and will finish the brisket off probably quicker than leaving it on the smoker. If wrapped, no one will be able to tell the difference, and your briskey will be great and tender when done.

Omar