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Brisket

ALAL Posts: 80
edited 10:00PM in EggHead Forum
I am going to cook a 6 pound brisket tomorrow using Uncle Dave's recipe. It says to put it on the egg fat side down for one hour, then take it off and put it on a V rack in a drip pan. It did not say whether that first hour is direct or indirect. My guess would be indirect, right? The last three hours it is wrapped in foil, that sounds right to me (this is my first brisket, but all beef roast I put on a pit dry out some, although a lot less on my new egg). Any suggestions? or any other recipe you think I should use instead? Thanks.

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  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,436
    al,
    I really don't know anything at all about Uncle Dave's recipe, but I am thinkin that 4 hours...even with it being wrapped in foil for 3...is just not enough time to break down the tough stuff.[p]Personally I'd allow that brisket at least 10 hours. First 3 hours at 250 dome, then notch it down to 225 and let her ride. She won't dry out like a beef roast, and it will actually become more moist as it cooks. When it is tender to the poke (somewhere between 180 and 200 degrees internal) then pull it off, wrap in foil and let rest in a cooler for 1-5 hours.[p]Just an idear.
    Cheers!
    Chris

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  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,436
    Definitely indirect.[p]Also, if you are trying to speed things up, foil can be used during the cook. Mad Max has been playing around quite a bit with a couple-few hours in the smoke, then braising in foil until tender. Definitely a different texture, but a lot of pros cook them that way too. [p]As usual, there are many good roads to a fine meal.
    Happy New Year!

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  • ALAL Posts: 80
    Thanks Nature Boy
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