Get ready to turn up the heat as we dive into August. While there are only a few weeks left to perfect those tailgate recipes, summer isn’t over yet! Two things we’ll be making this month are Chile Rubbed Grilled Pork Chops
and Bell Pepper Kabobs
. Then, relax after a cookout with a cool dessert cooked on your EGG - Ice Cream Sandwiches
! You can mix and match your favorite cookie flavors with ice cream flavors. Simple, yet delicious!
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I've had my large egg for a year now and have had some good success with pulled pork, ribs, chicken but had never tried to do a brisket. I did a lot of research on methods and temp etc and finally took the plunge. My lovely wife purchased a packer brisket from Snake River Farms for me as a Christmas present.
My method which is borrowed mostly from tips posted on YouTube by Aaron Franklin is as follows:
Temp 250F using a Digi Q
BGE charcoal, 4 oak chunks
Rub: 50% kosher salt and 50% black pepper
Brisket weight before trimming 12.5#
Total cook time 13 hours
I used a pan under to brisket on top of the plate setter with water to maintain moisture and after 8 hours placed some parchment paper under it. I had read Aaron wraps his brisket when almost done in butcher paper instead of foil to prevent moisture loss and also prevent the bark from falling apart in foil. . I couldn't find butcher paper locally so I added some parchment paper on the bottom and top and closed the lid again.
Pulled from egg at 203F
It was delicious! Very juicy! The fat just melted in your mouth! I have some leftovers and am looking forward to a brisket sandwich tomorrow!