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Dryed out Brisket - Any Advice?

ScootersGrillingScootersGrilling Posts: 7
edited 9:57AM in EggHead Forum
All,

Put a 8.5lb flat brisket on my large BGE last night at 11am. Dome temp was 250 when I went to sleep and at six am when I awoke it had crept up to 300 degrees (yikes)! I checked internal temp of the brisket and it was at 207 degrees. Pulled immediately and am now stuck with a 8lb. piece of mostly dry brisket (the lower half of the cut where the fat cap is still has some moisture in it. I was expecting the cook to take at least 10 hours and it only took 7. Next time I'll set the alarm for 2:00am just to check on dome temp, as I have a feeling if I'd left dome at 250, I'd still be okay and would have moist brisket to serve my 4th of July guests.

So, here's the question: since it's not completely dried out, would it makes sense to foil the brisket, add some apple juice to the foil and then throw it in a cooler for a few hours? Would this somehow add moisture back into the brisket? Or, should I just cut up the brisket and slather it in BBQ sauce?

Scooter
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Comments

  • Put it in a roasting pan and pour beef broth over it and put in the oven at 200-225.
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  • Thanks for the quick reply. My 4th of July guests will thank you.
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  • BobinFlaBobinFla Posts: 361
    If you saved any of the au jus or the drippings, add thqt back in with the beef broth.

    BOB
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  • Rafter RRafter R Posts: 120
    use it for the meat in your chili. mmm mmm good
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  • TennisbumTennisbum Posts: 228
    You can also just slice it and just before serving, put on a plate with a couple T of water... nuke it for about a minute. This will help put moisture back into the meat...
    I just did one and it was also dry so now I nuke each time before the meal...
    good luck and
    Happy 4th
    gp
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  • TennisbumTennisbum Posts: 228
    Sorry forgot to tell you to cover with paper towel while in microwave...
    this holds in the steam

    gp
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  • dhuffjrdhuffjr Posts: 3,182
    I would do juice and/or low sodium beef broth....maybe a touch of bbq sauce mixed in.
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