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First cook on my Large - Brisket

R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,750
edited July 2012 in EggHead Forum

We welcomed a new member (a Large BGE) to our Egg family this weekend:

 

To break it in properly I decided to cook up a small 9.50 lb brisket (couldn't find any Choice so had to go with this Select grade):

All trimmed and rubbed:

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Got the BGE lit for the first time:

 

And got the brisket on for an overnight cook:

 

Fast forward past the cook, and a few hours of rest in a heated cooler and into the office for a birthday potluck for one of my staff (sorry for the cell phone pics). Sliced the flat:

 

I did not have time to make burnt ends so I sliced up the point as well:

 

It was nice to break in the Egg with a successful brisket cook. Thanks for looking!

XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs, Humphrey's Weekender, Superior Smokers SS-Two, MAK 1-Star General, Hasty Bake Gourmet, Santa Maria Grill, UDS (Darth Maul), Thai Charcoal cooker, Webers: 18.5" WSM, 22.5" OTG, 22.5" Kettle Premium, WGA Charcoal, Summit S-620 NG

Bay Area, CA

Comments

  • NewvilleNewville Posts: 84
    What a way to start R2! Not many brave enough to begin with a brisket - and serve it to a crowd of coworkers. Enjoy egging!
  • BYS1981BYS1981 Posts: 2,498
    Lol, broke in his new egg.. not his first egg.
  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,750
    What a way to start R2! Not many brave enough to begin with a brisket - and serve it to a crowd of coworkers. Enjoy egging!
    I'm not as brave as it might seem.  I've been cooking briskets on my XL.  This was just my break-in cook for my new Large. :)
    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs, Humphrey's Weekender, Superior Smokers SS-Two, MAK 1-Star General, Hasty Bake Gourmet, Santa Maria Grill, UDS (Darth Maul), Thai Charcoal cooker, Webers: 18.5" WSM, 22.5" OTG, 22.5" Kettle Premium, WGA Charcoal, Summit S-620 NG

    Bay Area, CA
  • LizzieSampsLizzieSamps Posts: 894
    Oh, Ok I was thinking, Dang, this guy has some serious balls to just start out with brisket!   =))
  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,750
    Oh, Ok I was thinking, Dang, this guy has some serious balls to just start out with brisket!   =))
    Or maybe this guy is Crazy!
    8-}
    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs, Humphrey's Weekender, Superior Smokers SS-Two, MAK 1-Star General, Hasty Bake Gourmet, Santa Maria Grill, UDS (Darth Maul), Thai Charcoal cooker, Webers: 18.5" WSM, 22.5" OTG, 22.5" Kettle Premium, WGA Charcoal, Summit S-620 NG

    Bay Area, CA
  • SMITTYtheSMOKERSMITTYtheSMOKER Posts: 2,612

    imageOur boy R2 is no stranger to good brisket...here he is accepting a top 10 Brisket award at last week's Bay Area BBQ Championships.  Congrats on the newest member to your little Egg family.

     

    Tell your bride the brownies were simply delicious!

     

    -SMITTY     

    from SANTA CLARA, CA

  • LizzieSampsLizzieSamps Posts: 894
    Well there you go!  Congrats on that! ^:)^
  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,750
    Thx Smitty! I'll let her know.
    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs, Humphrey's Weekender, Superior Smokers SS-Two, MAK 1-Star General, Hasty Bake Gourmet, Santa Maria Grill, UDS (Darth Maul), Thai Charcoal cooker, Webers: 18.5" WSM, 22.5" OTG, 22.5" Kettle Premium, WGA Charcoal, Summit S-620 NG

    Bay Area, CA
  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,750
    The table is made by Sole Gourmet and is called a "Kamado Crate". They appear to have changed the design some for more storage now: http://solegourmet.com/catalog/10-big-green-egg-carts

    It is pretty solid & easy to move around with the big casters.
    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs, Humphrey's Weekender, Superior Smokers SS-Two, MAK 1-Star General, Hasty Bake Gourmet, Santa Maria Grill, UDS (Darth Maul), Thai Charcoal cooker, Webers: 18.5" WSM, 22.5" OTG, 22.5" Kettle Premium, WGA Charcoal, Summit S-620 NG

    Bay Area, CA
  • jlsmjlsm Posts: 976
    WOW! Did you trim off all the fat? 
    *******
    Owner of a large and a beloved mini in Philadelphia
  • BYS1981BYS1981 Posts: 2,498
    Congrats on Bay Area Bbq champ prize.. I wanted to go, but kid swim lessons trumped me. I am glad A's are playing well tho.
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