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Taz's first brisket

tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,851
edited April 2012 in EggHead Forum
OK, I've been reading, and dying to a Brisket. However finding a brisket to cook has been a challenge.
First local supermarkets either had corned beef, or tiny little ones.
So, I went to a local respected butcher, and they wanted 10 a pound for a full packer cut. 150 bucks.
Well today the Mrs. Spoke with the head butcher at A&P, and she got a 7 lb flat in the cryovac. For 5.99 a lb.
Well, being a first brisket, I'm using Elder Wards rub recipe of:
• 4 Tbs Kosher salt
• 4 Tbs raw Hawiian sugar
• 2 Tbs ground Cumin seeds
• 4 Tbs McCormick Chili powder (Chile en polvo oscuro)
• 2 Tbs cracked Black pepper
1 Tbs Cayenne pepper fine ground
• 4 Tbs Hungarian paprika
• 2 Tbs Thyme ground up

Now its wrapped and in the fridge waiting for an early wake up.
Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
All to get cheaper brisket! 
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  • GatoGato Posts: 766
    150 bucks for a brisket??? What? Hate to see what he gets for a whole beef tender. Good luck, I'll be following.
    Geaux Tigers!!!
  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,895
    I just baught several whole choice packer briskets for $2.01 per pound. What the heck is wrong with that butcher? I wouldn't give him another 10 cents.
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,851
    Oh forgot to say, he was willing to knock off a bucks pound since he didn't need to trim.
    Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
    All to get cheaper brisket! 
  • bigguy136bigguy136 Posts: 1,160

    Picked up some meat from a local butcher here in MN. 25 lbs of choice cut ribeyes for $7.09/ lb, 4 - 10 lb pork butts @ $1.59/ lb choice and two 12 lb briskets for $1.89/ lb. choice.

    Look for another butcher. Will also be watching and I will be doing a butt and brisket starting tomorrow afternoon.

    Big Lake, Minnesota

    2X Large BGE, 1 Mini Max, Stokers, Adjustable Rig

  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,851
    Oh trust me, we walked out. People wait on long lines for this guy up here. But he didn't and won't get my money after that.
    He still makes great franks though!
    Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
    All to get cheaper brisket! 
  • gerhardkgerhardk Posts: 893
    150 bucks for a brisket??? What? Hate to see what he gets for a whole beef tender. Good luck, I'll be following.
    Maybe you need to go to remedial math class, 6 x 7 = $42, don't know were you got the extra $108 from.

    Gerhard
  • BYS1981BYS1981 Posts: 2,423
    Math 192 at DVC.
  • Be nice Gerhardt. Read the whole thread and you'll see what he was talking about. Think before you type dude.
    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,851
    edited April 2012
    OK. Fire is lit.
    Plate setter, balls of foil, drip pan, grate and maverick probe are in, I'm just waiting now for it to come up to temp (currently 198 @ grill) and then I can put the meat on.  
    Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
    All to get cheaper brisket! 
  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,851
    edited April 2012

    gerhardk  the first place I went to want 10 a albfor a 15 pound brisket
    Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
    All to get cheaper brisket! 
  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,851
    I found this last night while cleaning out the firebox, so ill take it as a sign that I have the blessings of the brisket gods.
    ;)
    Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
    All to get cheaper brisket! 
  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,851
    OK. Meat is on, probe is in, chunks are smoking. I added a bit more sugar before putting the meat on the grate.
    Temp went up while I was trying to get a picture.
    And with the smoke from the flair up.
    Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
    All to get cheaper brisket! 
  • GatoGato Posts: 766
    Looking good taz. Don't peek at that thing too much. What was that you found in the lump. Fossilized turkey track?? Maybe a squatch?? :)

    @gerhardk read the first half of the first post.
    Geaux Tigers!!!
  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,851
    Peek? Lol, trying to keep my son our of there. O.ly opened to put meet on so far.
    Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
    All to get cheaper brisket! 
  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,851
    Up to 135
    Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
    All to get cheaper brisket! 
  • I just baught several whole choice packer briskets for $2.01 per pound. What the heck is wrong with that butcher? I wouldn't give him another 10 cents.
    Hi! How did you find Choice brisket? I need to talk to my butcher
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 10,079

    Posted the below on the Cen-Tex packer post before I found this one-



    @tazcrash-since all I ever get for briskets is the flat, would interested in how your cook works out-I generally see around 2 hrs/# at 250*F(+/-) on the dome til the thickest part of the flat yields a no resistance probe-usually around 195-205*F but varies.  Enjoy the journey!
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs 
    Pit Barrel Cooker
    ABC- 
  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,851
    Thanks Lou.
    I was thinking about 2 hours per lb. for planning purposes. Its been on the egg 5 house and is up to 142.
    I think i should have put more than 5 fist sized hickory chunks, but I like it smokies than the rest of the family.
    Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
    All to get cheaper brisket! 
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 10,079

    I usually see the stall around 160*F and occasionally see another of a couple hours duration around 180*F.  If you are into more reading here are the best links I have found (and you may have found them already):

    http://www.amazingribs.com/recipes/beef/texas_brisket.html
    http://www.bubbatim.com/
    http://www.nakedwhiz.com/recipes.htm
    http://playingwithfireandsmoke.blogspot.com/1996/03/brisket.html

    Have fun with the cook and remember-once you slice it be ready to eat as it dries out really fast-I'm gettin hungry just thinkin about your cook.

     

    Louisville;  L & S BGEs 
    Pit Barrel Cooker
    ABC- 
  • That's plenty of wood.
    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,851
    @lousubcap thanks, I've actually read 3 of those before (along with almost every brisket mentioned here that Google could find).

    @cen-tex. I put them 1 in the middle the rest at 3,6,9,12 o'clock. We'll see how it is, and adjust for next time.
    Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
    All to get cheaper brisket! 
  • That's more than I ever use so you'll have plenty. I use 2-3 good sized chunks.
    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,851
    Lol, oops.
    Oh well, maybe more for me. :)

    On a side note I think the maverick is both the best and worst thing ever:
    I can monitor from inside the house, but I'm watching the grill temp slowly go up, and now back down. Ever so slowly. I make a minute adjustment, and u see the result 45 minutes items later!
    Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
    All to get cheaper brisket! 
  • =))

    Chillax bro. Might be time for a beer (I know it's early but you've been up since 4am so I'm OK with it)
    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,851
    Lol, not touching anything. Just sitting here assisting in a Lego build. But I do have some shiner Bock in fridge.

    Question: how long to rest?
    Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
    All to get cheaper brisket! 
  • Lol, not touching anything. Just sitting here assisting in a Lego build. But I do have some shiner Bock in fridge.

    Question: how long to rest?
    It won't need any rest to speak of. You can rest it several hours if you need to but this type of cook does not require a rest. If mine are ready close to meal time. I'll loosely tent it and let it cool for 20-30 min before slicing so it's easier to handle. I've sliced them right off the pit too and they were all good. 
    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,851
    Thanks,

    OK, seems that I've hit my stall as grate temp ahsnt moved in a while, and neither has the food temp. 235 & 160 respectively.
    Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
    All to get cheaper brisket! 
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 10,079

    The stall and what's happening-more reading although you may have seen this on the amazing ribs site-

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/craig-goldwyn/physicist-cracks-bbq-mystery_b_987719.html?icid=maing-grid10

    You will have plenty of time to get through the article:)

    Louisville;  L & S BGEs 
    Pit Barrel Cooker
    ABC- 
  • Thanks,

    OK, seems that I've hit my stall as grate temp ahsnt moved in a while, and neither has the food temp. 235 & 160 respectively.
    time for a beer.......Tat sounds about perfect so settle in and watch nothing happen for several hours. Don' tbe alarmed if the meat temp goes down a few degrees. Totally normal. 
    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,851
    Lol, yes plenty of time. Meat temp isn't going g down, but grate temp dropped a couple. Watching mythbusters make a rocket powered go-cart with methanol, and a 55 gallon drum. Actually reminds me of an egg flashback.
    Lol, I really should get something done.
    Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
    All to get cheaper brisket! 
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