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Brisket Training

Mr HollowayMr Holloway Posts: 2,034
edited November -1 in EggHead Forum
I'd like to thank ThirdEye and Bubba Tim for the info on their sites. Great stuff :)

This was my first go at a brisket. I actually just tasted my first brisket this summer at NiEggaraFest. It was superb.
This cook was for practice, so no stress to have it ready for a meal. I started this early in the morning so I could watch how the Egg operates.

Some pics
The brisket was rubbed with mustard then Dizzy Dust(Thanks Mike) Left in the fridge,overnight
brisketrubbed.jpg

Next morning, up at 5am and had the fire stabilized and ready to go at 7am. Brisket went on.
Brisketon.jpg

Now the hard part. Hands off :laugh:
Leave it alone, let the Egg do it's thing
Ran a steady 250
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Had my first peek at hour 7, the smell was unbearable
Brisket7hrs.jpg

This is when this bad boy settled into it's plateau for a long winters nap :laugh: It was interesting to watch. At hour 15, I had a internal temp of 196 and it was feeling pretty tender. A little corner even fell right off :evil:
It was pulled and put in a cooler.
Brisketdone-1.jpg

The point was removed, seasoned and put back on for a few hours
Point.jpg

It was getting late so I pulled the point after 3 hours and put everything in the fridge.
Just got a couple of pics the next day before guests arrived for dinner(they would NOT understand taking pics of food :angry: )
This was the point. It was chopped up mixed with some SBR. Reheated on the Egg. Amazing, simply amazing
BurntEnds.jpg

This is a pic of the brisket. I just cleaned up the side I was picking at :evil: This is cut with the grain
Brisketdone.jpg

We served this to our guest and they loved it. It got gobbled up pretty quick. Very tender, great beef flavour were the comments. :)
This was a lot of fun, and I have a great respect for this cut of meat and what it takes to cook it. Was great to see how well the Egg works on these type of cooks. Will try another real soon.

Thanks for looking

Shane
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Comments

  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,652
    Nice job for your first brisket! Some nice bark on that.
    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs
    Bay Area, CA
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  • Mr HollowayMr Holloway Posts: 2,034
    Thanks R2 :)
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  • GandolfGandolf Posts: 878
    Nicely done! I did a brisket and a picnic shoulder overnight Friday myself. Brisket has become my favorite. We had 10 people for dinner yesterday and the pulled pork and brisket was a great start to 2011. Yours looks great!
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 15,807
    Shane very good job, it looks outstanding.
    This is very hard to admit but going into my 5th
    egg year (have 3 eggs) and from Texas still not
    attempted a brisket :blush:.
    After your post I have to get off my butt and
    out of my comfort level and just do it.
    So thank you.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max +++ 5th Salado EggFest is March 14, 2015 http://saladoeggheadgathering.blogspot.com

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  • TXTrikerTXTriker Posts: 1,177
    Good job, Shane. Your brisket looks fantastic.
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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 5,591
    Hi Shane. That looks really great. I have not done a brisket yet but it is on my to do list.

    How did you reheat the brisket for serving? You mentioned you heated the burnt ends on the egg, but how did you reheat the flat? Thanks!


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg wing. 
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  • Mr HollowayMr Holloway Posts: 2,034
    Thanks Dave
    It is a cook I have wanted to try since NiEggara :)

    Shane
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  • Mr HollowayMr Holloway Posts: 2,034
    Thank You Mickey
    With all the info and help here. This was a fun cook.
    The hardest part was tracking down a brisket :laugh:

    Shane
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  • Mr HollowayMr Holloway Posts: 2,034
    Thanks Ray
    It was cool to watch the Egg at work :)
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  • Mr HollowayMr Holloway Posts: 2,034
    Thanks SP
    The brisket was put in the oven with some beef broth. It was re-heated at 200 for about an hour.
    It came out pretty good, for being reheated, but the next one will be enjoyed asap :laugh: :laugh:

    Shane
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  • BigABigA Posts: 1,157
    nice cook and great pictures! glad you tried the brisket!! :)
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  • thechief96thechief96 Posts: 1,908
    That looks like you nailed it Shane. I have only done one so far..but more to come. :) Funny though I think I got mine from that same store you got yours. Mine had some fall off too. :laugh:
    Dave San Jose, CA The Duke of Loney
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  • Mr HollowayMr Holloway Posts: 2,034
    Thanks Big A
    I will keep practicing :laugh: :laugh:

    Shane
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    Great looking cook Shane. I have tried one brisket and it came out like a hockey puck only the hockey puck tasted better. After reading your post I think it may be time to try again.

    Blair

     
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  • Mr HollowayMr Holloway Posts: 2,034
    :laugh: Thanks Dave :laugh:
    Ya, and that little tester piece fell on the ground and had to be thrown out :laugh:

    Shane
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  • Mr HollowayMr Holloway Posts: 2,034
    Thanks Blair
    Not having to have this ready for a meal was very helpful.
    I just let the Egg cruise away :)
    I am sure there is a hockey puck comin some day :laugh:

    Shane
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  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,272
    Shane, You aced it!!! Looks great!
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  • Mr HollowayMr Holloway Posts: 2,034
    Thanks Molly :)
    Got lots of help here for this one, thats for sure.

    Have a great day

    Shane
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  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Shane this brisket looks fantastic, didn't smoke it did you?
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  • It looks like your training is over, Shane. Nice brisket.
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  • Just got a couple of pics the next day before guests arrived for dinner(they would NOT understand taking pics of food :angry: )

    :laugh:
    don't worry -- they will !

    nice job on the brisket B)
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  • Mr HollowayMr Holloway Posts: 2,034
    Thanks Beli :)
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  • Mr HollowayMr Holloway Posts: 2,034
    Thank you Faith
    When I can make one I'd serve you guys :)
    Then I will mark as done :laugh: :laugh:

    Shane
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  • Mr HollowayMr Holloway Posts: 2,034
    Thanks DOW
    I should have just taken the pics like I normally do
    I only see these people once a year :laugh: :laugh:

    Shane
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