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First Egg, first brisket, first time smoking!

SynergizererSynergizerer Posts: 1
edited May 2012 in Beef

Fellow Eggers!

I caved in and picked up my egg/nest/place setter last week and finally got to use it yesterday/today. While reading this and looking at the pics keep in mind that I've used a grill 5 times in my life. Two of those uses ended up with the fire department at my house (I WISH I was kidding). If anything looks or sounds wrong please let me know so I can get better with my egg!

First brisket:

I picked it (12lb) up from the local butcher knowing it is one of the harder meals to cook. I used the BGE general use rub and Bulls eye sauce. Some salt pre-rub and some vinegar as a sop from time to time (mixed with the bbq sause). BGE coal and some Mesquite wood chips for cooking.

It made it on the egg around 4pm yesteray. I was having heat issues (temp going from 180-250 and back down) for about two hours. It calmed down around 7pm. I pulled it off of the egg around 2:30 today. I cut it in half to make it manageable, wrapped them in tinfoil and then a towel. Meat is now in the cooler resting for about another two hours. The little bit I did cut off of it to taste was by far the best brisket I've ever had.

Here are a few pics to go with the post. Going to go finish up my mashed potatos and green beans.

Thanks for all of the awesome posts on these forums! They have helped me out a lot!




  • BYS1981BYS1981 Posts: 2,521
    Nice looking brisket, funny thing I noticed is the pepsi by the meat; sorta typical of guys to post pics with a beer and the soda was funny to me lol.

    I have yet to do a brisket, but hoping to do one after I swap out gaskets next weekend.
  • tnbarbqtnbarbq Posts: 248
    Looks great!  First of many I'm sure.
    Mid TN. Hangin' in the 'Boro. MIM Judge
  • EggucatedEggucated Posts: 213
    Awesome! I love the BGE rub on Spatchcock chicken!
    Thanks, Mike "Live in such a way that if anyone should speak badly of you, no one will believe it."
  • Well I used the can as a way to measure the size of the brisket. Planning a second one later this week but with a few changes. Thanks guys.
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