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Brisket - my way...

Large BGE -- Greensboro!

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  • MaskedMarvelMaskedMarvel Posts: 1,400
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    Large BGE -- Greensboro!

  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 5,690
    Nice! Are the probes switched?
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
  • carter422carter422 Posts: 58
    I am wondering the same thing Chubbs is?
  • MaskedMarvelMaskedMarvel Posts: 1,400
    Chubbs said:
    Nice! Are the probes switched?
    They were.  This was a weird cook.  Lots went wrong.
    Large BGE -- Greensboro!

  • Was the brisket good?
    Clanton, Al LBGE
  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 5,690
    Still looks good from here...
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
  • Hi54puttyHi54putty Posts: 1,690
    Looks awesome.
    Winston-Salem, NC 
  • YEMTreyYEMTrey Posts: 2,868
    Looks like a nice piece of meat.  Looks good from where I'm sitting.
    XL and a Mini Max Egg in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 3,171
    Where did you order the brisket from?
    If the world is something you accept rather than interpret, then you're susceptible to the influence of charismatic idiots.

    In Durham, NC, where I'm kicking ass every day, even without a basket.  
  • MaskedMarvelMaskedMarvel Posts: 1,400
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  • MaskedMarvelMaskedMarvel Posts: 1,400
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    Super fall apart moist inside. Super tough bark outside.

    Everything about this guy seemed to be a struggle. Both due to chef oversight as well as entropy.

    The reversed probes were just the beginning. I ended up replacing them altogether, as the original ones finally died after many many uses.

    I really dialed the temp in perfectly from the beginning this time. That was nice.

    Total cook time - 8 hours?!?!!

    For a 16 lbs brisket?!?!

    Little sleep. FTC for four hours to try and push it back more.

    Finally started slicing, but my just sharpened knife will not go through the bark. Basically starts pulling the meat apart. Had to use a disposable serrated blade that just got a new lease on life.

    No smoke ring. No discernible smoke flavour. Actually - no real flavour. Weird. I'm a harsh critic and everyone eating likes the meat.

    I used an old rub I had laying around instead of my usual. Last time I make that mistake.

    Where did you order the brisket from?

    This CAB came from US Foods. They are where I get all my briskets. I have a packet coming from some farm in Mt. Airey this weekend. I got a decent deal on that one so it'll be interesting to see the result side by side.

    Thanks for checking out the brisket. Back to using my new food saver. :)

    Large BGE -- Greensboro!

  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,869
    I just did a double take. I also get beef from a farm in Mt. Airy but that would be a REALLY long drive from Greensboro to Maryland for you.
  • WiltOnTiltWiltOnTilt Posts: 102
    That bark does look thick. Was there a lot of sugar in your rub? If so maybe it burned and sealed the meat so the smoke couldn't penetrate? Just an idea... Shouldn't happen if you were cooking indirect in the 200s
  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 2,903
    It would 't surprise me if it tasted plenty smokey to everyone except the guy who had spent portions of the previous 8 hours breathing in smoke.

    XL BGE, Klose BYC, ProQ Excel, Weber Kettle, Firepit, Grand Turbo gasser, and a portable Outdoor Gourmet gasser for tailgating

    San Antonio, TX

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