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thirdeye
07-27-2009, 10:32 PM
As if an early morning brisket cook isn't entertaining enough, this weekend we had a small balloon festival. Click Here For The Soundtrack (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Lk_AMtsZso)

I was up at 5 getting the cooker going and didn't have time to drive over the park and watch them lift off. But the wind along the mountain must have just right. Because for the next two hours, I got a great show right from my backyard. I know the low ones could smell that brisket. :biggrin:

I missed some good shots of the Stars and Stripes one because I was turning the brisket, and damn near dropped a 15 pound one when they came in low for a landing. I couldn't get my gloves off and to the camera fast enough.






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MilitantSquatter
07-27-2009, 10:38 PM
nice pics !!! must have been a nice site.

I need to really try and get a simple S&P rub going on a brisket or chuckie (have one in the freezer).. Still even if I do, I'd have to show a lot of constraint from keeping the quantity applied that light !!!

mranum
07-27-2009, 11:06 PM
Those balloons are just cool. I enjoy the festivals they have around here.

Looks like that one guy is ready to jump out of the basket for a taste.:tongue:

Ross in Ventura
07-28-2009, 12:34 AM
Great cook and great pic's Wayne

Ross

landarc
07-28-2009, 12:38 AM
It looks like they are scoping out the UDS.

BBQWildcat
07-28-2009, 12:40 AM
if you would have started giving samples out, they would have all been landing in your yard. Good looking brisket.


Tuck

Desert Dweller
07-28-2009, 12:55 AM
Excellent. I knew when you said two briskets you were gonna use the BDS, great cooker for fatty meats... Nice show too, must have been a perfect day!

Midnight Smoke
07-28-2009, 12:57 AM
Nice Brisket! I'll bet the smell rising in the air brought those balloonists down.

Phubar
07-28-2009, 02:38 AM
It looks like they are scoping out the UDS.



They followed their nose.

Norcoredneck
07-28-2009, 02:40 AM
Nice Photos, Nice Brisket.

Northwoods Smoke
07-28-2009, 03:30 AM
Those boys was eyein your meat for sure! :-D

millsy
07-28-2009, 05:40 AM
The boy wanted some Que and landed

Corwinn
07-28-2009, 07:47 AM
That is some really nice looking brisket. What neat little clip did you devise to have the temp probe about an 1" above the brisket? Also, that is beautiful scenery in the background, nice!

chambersuac
07-28-2009, 10:45 AM
what a great view while cooking some great looking brisket

Big George's BBQ
07-28-2009, 11:18 AM
Great Pics Beautiful Brisket. I use to get those things by my house all of the time as we were in their flight pattern. Makes a lot of noise. Went up in one once- pretty cool. Did that over the Rockies in CO

milehigh
07-28-2009, 11:24 AM
I cooked up a brisket on the drum and followed your post from last week.Cool at start and ramped up to 325. I put the rub on a lot thicker also. I would call yours "seasoning":biggrin:. These must be for the wedding too.
Are you doing the Camel Walk on these?

Paul

jlough69
07-28-2009, 11:32 AM
Good looking brisket- I'll bet those ballooners went looking for Q afterward.

McClung
07-28-2009, 11:36 AM
Damn alien q thieves is what they was. Hope you got a tin foil hat on lickety split, always gots to keep one them handy for when them busturds come dropping out of the sky like that.

jswordy
07-28-2009, 01:39 PM
That's awesome, man. Reminds me of the balloon fest at Albuquerque. Did they come back for grub? :-P

JD McGee
07-28-2009, 02:25 PM
Great shots Wayne...(briskies and ballons :-P)...we catch them on occasion here in the valley when the wind drifts them our way. Nice bark on the briskets...I'm assuming high heat method with salt, pepper, and garlic?

thirdeye
07-28-2009, 05:28 PM
nice pics !!! must have been a nice site.

I need to really try and get a simple S&P rub going on a brisket or chuckie (have one in the freezer).. Still even if I do, I'd have to show a lot of constraint from keeping the quantity applied that light !!!

It's actually heavier than it looks. You can't judge the amount from the picture. Since the salt is pretty fine it's hard to see, all you are seeing is the pepper. There is pepper only on the fat side. And 2 to 3 tablespoons of the rub on the other side. Here is a closer shot, it's still hard to see the salt.

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I cooked up a brisket on the drum and followed your post from last week.Cool at start and ramped up to 325. I put the rub on a lot thicker also. I would call yours "seasoning":biggrin:. These must be for the wedding too.
Are you doing the Camel Walk on these?

Paul

Yep, these are the last wedding briskets. No mop on these.

Great shots Wayne...(briskies and ballons :-P)...we catch them on occasion here in the valley when the wind drifts them our way. Nice bark on the briskets...I'm assuming high heat method with salt, pepper, and garlic?

Yeah, slow start, then high heat through the main body of the cook. Salt, cracked pepper, fine pepper and cayenne.

bbq ron
07-29-2009, 07:26 AM
that must have been one heck of a sight, my que would have burnt up by just watching the ballons. nice pics :-P:-P