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Brisket burnt on bottom solutions please.

not Jonot Jo Posts: 22
edited November -1 in EggHead Forum
Hey guys how do I avoid the brisket burnt on bottom syndrome? My brisket tastes just wonderful and melts in your mouth once you cut away the bottom. However that bottom is just rock. [p]How do you get around that?


  • notJo,
    Tell me more, what was your setup???
    Were you using an indirect with drip pan??
    What was your dome temp.???
    I use split fire bricks, drip pan, 230-260 degree dome temp, fat side up, and have'nt had any problems with briskets.[p]GaryJ

  • DavidRDavidR Posts: 178
    notJo,[p]Repeating what GaryJ said. What was your setup? If you cooked it direct . . . .

  • notJo,[p]Try cooking fat side down.[p]Lee

  • EarlEarl Posts: 468
    <p />notJo,
    You could try to go indrect with a drip pan underneath the brisket. That is if you have not tried already, if you have , then maybe you are using to much sugar in your rub.[p]This setup has worked for me on the med Egg, 10lb piece took aprox 18hrs at 250F[p]Earl

  • not Jonot Jo Posts: 22
    I was using a drip pan under the brisket but no fire bricks under that. I place my drip pan just over the coals. My temp at the grate runs 220 to 230. I don't remember my dome temp. Since I use my wonderful Maverick remote I don't bother really checking it. (Maverick probes are calibrated and are about 3-5 degrees out!! Wonderfully accurate I'm so lucky cause some aren't).[p]Anyway I'm going to schlep on down to Home Depot and pick up some fire bricks. I wish I had a kiln supply store close I'd pick up a plate setter. Anyway I'll get some fire bricks. I'll let you guys know how the next brisket cook goes with firebricks.
    Thank you so much for your help,

  • not Jo,
    If you can, try to find "split fire bricks".
    They call them "split" because they are half the thickness of a regular fire brick. Call some brick dealers and ask for Split Fire Bricks.
    And good luck on that next brisket!![p]GaryJ

  • Judy MayberryJudy Mayberry Posts: 1,523
    not Jo,
    I just got the firebricks. Home Depot and all the other similar type stores here in San Diego do not carry them. I located a brick yard through the yellow pages, and called to confirm they had what I want (splits), and got them for $1.20 each. Let your fingers do the walking!

    Judy in San Diego
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