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Need Help Before My First KCBS Contest on October 1st...

rjoyerrjoyer Posts: 3
edited September 2011 in Forum List

So, I've had my Large BGE now for a little less than a month, and totally LOVE it.  A close friend of mine has talked me into doing a KCBS event in Placerville CA in a little less than 2 weeks, which I am very excited for.  He will be doing the ribs and chicken in his barrels, and we've decided that I'll do the brisket and butt in my egg.  I've done a few butts already, with this last weekend's batch being a total success...though I've yet to tackle a brisket.

Now I've read numerous posts on here of people getting successful results when doing both a butt and a brisket at the same time, which relieved me a bit.  However, I'm hoping to solicit some tips/tricks from the group prior to showing up with the "Big Boys"....so please let me know if you think I'm forgetting anything, or if you'd suggest I do something different, acknowleging the fact that I'll be doing the brisket and butt together, at the same time, in a competition setting.  Thanks in advance for the help!

Clean out the Egg and stack lump a la Elder Ward's suggestions
Light fire and place 1 fist-sized chunk of apple wood in the middle
Insert place setter (inverted), drip pan, grate and grate extender and stabilize the Egg's temp at ~250*
Season the meats as desired
Place the brisket, fat side up/down (depending on which camp you're in) on the lower grate, and the butt directly over it on the upper grate
Insert temp probes into both hunks of beefy/porky goodness
Smoke until the brisket reaches 202* and the butt hits 195*
Remove, double-wrap in HDAF, then towels and toss into cooler until ready to slice/pull and serve
Celebrate with numerous frothy, adult beverages and hope I don't come in last place

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  • ShawnShawn Posts: 356
    Use kosmo-Q presoak and injection for pork and brisket!
    Cheers! Shawn My Blog: http://hrmcreativebbq.blogspot.com/ My Dads Custom Handles Blog http://dannyscarvings.blogspot.com
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  • 4Runner4Runner Posts: 1,551
    Good luck.
    Joe - I'm a reformed gasser-holic aka 4Runner Columbia, SC Wonderful BGE Resource Site: http://www.nakedwhiz.com/ceramicfaq.htm and http://www.nibblemethis.com/
    What am I drinking now?   Woodford....neat
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  • Sounds like you have a pretty good plan.
    The only things I'd add would be:

    1.)  If you haven't cooked any/many briskets before, make sure you know the direction of the grain BEFORE you put the brisket on.  I always cut a couple inch size chuck off the corner so I know which way to cut the brisket "across the grain" when the time comes.  It's hard to tell after you have it off and it looks like a "meteorite".

    2.) Don't skimp on the amount of time you spend preparing your turn-in boxes.  It's the easiest way to ensure you get maximum presentation points.
    Packerland, Wisconsin

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  • 4Runner4Runner Posts: 1,551

    Nice suggestions COS.

     

    and please post pictures.....lots of pictures!

    Joe - I'm a reformed gasser-holic aka 4Runner Columbia, SC Wonderful BGE Resource Site: http://www.nakedwhiz.com/ceramicfaq.htm and http://www.nibblemethis.com/
    What am I drinking now?   Woodford....neat
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  • SqueezySqueezy Posts: 1,101

    Nice suggestions COS.

     

    and please post pictures.....lots of pictures!


    Apparently that didn't happen ....  ~:>
    Never eat anything passed through a window unless you're a seagull ... BGE Lg.
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  • Your first time against the big boys of BBQ can be brutal. While competition BBQ is a lot of fun, it will put you  in your place really fast. LOL  

     

    -SMITTY     

    from SANTA CLARA, CA

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