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stupid brisket

Another mangrating fail. I don't know what the mangrate I did wrong. Used the beef stock injection recipe Dave From Florida posted. Marinaded the brisket overnight. Egg at 225 dome with a little hickory wood. Direct with a drip pan filled with apple juice and water. When the mangrating brisket hit 170 I placed in a pan, little apple juice in the bottom. Checked at 200, 204, 5, 6 and so on. Never really loosened up. Good taste but dry. I soaked the pieces in the unused marinade and it was edible. The only good is the marinade. Better than au jus imho. I don't know whether to never cook another or cook a mangrating brisket every mangrating night till I get it mangrating right. Mangrate it.
Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • Only thing I really see different is I was at 250 at the grid.  You were 225 at the dome.  If this was a flat, they can be difficult.  Don't know if this was the cause or if it was just one of those stubborn pieces of meat we all have dealt with.  Stay at it and you will get there. 
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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 5,113
    Maybe that particular cow bench pressed mangrates every day before it kicked the bucket. Extra tough due to enormous muscles. Those mangrates toned my upper body like no other.... any made my sweat smell like vidalia onions....
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 6,236
    @henapple-great title and write-up.  Don't know your stupid brisket size or total cook time but as Dave mentioned -a flat can be a crap-shoot.  I only have access to flats (except on rare occasions) and routinely get singles, a rare triple and a home-run around 1-2 times a year.  Strike-outs are still there-but I have more fun with the cook (and SWMBO escape experience) although tempered a bit but this cool weather.  Time for another go.  FWIW-
    Louisville
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,274
    4 lb. Around 5 hr cook time. Couldn't monitor the grid because my mangrating piece of mangrate maverick probe is out. Dave's marinade is freaking awesome. It saved the meal. I will use it on my next PR.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,276
    My money is on Chubbs Sir.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,274
    I want someone to cook a brisket in Salado. Not a packer but a flat. I want to see how it's done. I'll provide the libations.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,276
    Just saw your burger post below. Next time take that brisket and have it ground into burgers. Best burgers you ever had. Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,274
    Another dumb question. If you don't need 16lbs of brisket how can you choose the best cut of meat?
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,276
    henapple said:
    I want someone to cook a brisket in Salado. Not a packer but a flat. I want to see how it's done. I'll provide the libations.

    Travis will be back from his Uncles at the beach in about a week. He is the guy.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • Only thing I really see different is I was at 250 at the grid.  You were 225 at the dome.  If this was a flat, they can be difficult.  Don't know if this was the cause or if it was just one of those stubborn pieces of meat we all have dealt with.  Stay at it and you will get there. 

    250 grid is a HUGE difference from 225 dome. Therein lies your problem..........

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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,274
    If the mangrating maverick company would sell a decent mangrating probe....so you're saying I was too hot? Mangrate me.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • henapple said:
    4 lb. Around 5 hr cook time. Couldn't monitor the grid because my mangrating piece of mangrate maverick probe is out. Dave's marinade is freaking awesome. It saved the meal. I will use it on my next PR.
    There's something wrong here.  I cooked a 4 pound brisket a couple of weeks ago with a dome temp of 275 - 300 and it took 8.5 - 9 hours to cook.  Have you calibrated your thermometer?  5 hours at those temps seems WAY too fast.
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