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Brisket help

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  • It's perfect.
    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 20,148
    If I play with my meat for an hour, it's not exactly....ah, nevermind.
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  • BoilereggerBoileregger Posts: 400
    Alright, thanks guys. Wish I could put it on tonight but the boy has a soccer game in the morning and don't want to leave it. Can't wait till tomorrow.
  • BoilereggerBoileregger Posts: 400
    Just put the brisket on at 10pm. Wish me luck.
  • Just put the brisket on at 10pm. Wish me luck.

    You got this.
    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
  • BoilereggerBoileregger Posts: 400
    Cen-Tex, thanks for confidence, but think I already have an issue. Meat temp has climbed from 43 to 70 in about 30-40 minutes. Maybe I'm just second guessing myself but that seems faster than what a pork butt would do. Normal?
  • U_tardedU_tarded Posts: 1,424
    Cen-Tex, thanks for confidence, but think I already have an issue. Meat temp has climbed from 43 to 70 in about 30-40 minutes. Maybe I'm just second guessing myself but that seems faster than what a pork butt would do. Normal?
    i know i'm not centex but sit back and have a drink and enjoy the ride.  you got a long brisket road a head of you, have a few cocktails make sure your dome temp is stable and get some sleep.  
  • BoilereggerBoileregger Posts: 400
    Now I'm 90 min in and it's at 124. I know it will hit the stall but just seems to be getting warm quick. Grate temp holding steady at 265.
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 20,148
    You're fine.  Making progress...pour a drink and watch ESPN.  :D
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  • BoilereggerBoileregger Posts: 400
    Alright, I'll trust the Force. B-)
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 20,148
    The temp will haul ass up when it's cold.  Too low for evaporative cooling.  You'll hit the stall and, don't worry about it, but your temp can actually drop. 
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  • U_tardedU_tarded Posts: 1,424

    Now I'm 90 min in and it's at 124. I know it will hit the stall but just seems to be getting warm quick. Grate temp holding steady at 265.

    Yea, this the hard part @cen-tex_smoker taught me through reading from this place for like year that you just make sure your temps are steady. Even if you want to bump the temp or foil or put beer on or give it a blessing you gotta let it ride. I'm 4 hrs in one it 147, grid 230 dome 250. I know once it gets to like 160 it will be there for awhile. Maybe the @centex will chime in during his ride on a burbon train here soon
  • BoilereggerBoileregger Posts: 400
    Woke up at 2:30 to find Mav reading 240 at the grate, meat at 172, but PartyQ flashing red because it's reading over 300. Dome says 250, so not sure what is causing this weirdness.
  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,652
    I'm not that familiar with the Party Q but is your pit probe shielded from direct heat coming from under the plate setter (or other indirect stone)? If not, it should be to avoid high reads on temp from direct heat. Perhaps put it next to your Maverick pit probe.
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  • BoilereggerBoileregger Posts: 400
    R2Egg2Q said:

    I'm not that familiar with the Party Q but is your pit probe shielded from direct heat coming from under the plate setter (or other indirect stone)? If not, it should be to avoid high reads on temp from direct heat. Perhaps put it next to your Maverick pit probe.

    It is right next to the Mav.
    ;)

    They both are over the plate setter to shield from the heat. They generally run 10-20 degrees off but never this big of spread.
  • BoilereggerBoileregger Posts: 400
    Rebooted it a couple of times and that seemed to do the trick. Meat is at 176, might be having brisket for breakfast...
  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,652
    Brisket for breakfast sounds good except you wanted it for dinner right? D'oh!

    I have two in my XL now and planning on having one ready for lunch.
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  • BoilereggerBoileregger Posts: 400
    Yeah, I know they are all different but I don't understand how a ~13 lb brisket can be at 180 after only 6 hours. Where is the stall? I'm sure it isn't going to turn out very well.
  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,652
    That's really quick considering the temp you're cooking at! Odd. It could still end up good but just done too early.
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  • BoilereggerBoileregger Posts: 400
    10 hours in and reading 185 internal.
  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,652
    Sounds like you found that stall you were looking for!
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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 10,366
    When checking the brisket temperature, make sure you are into the thickest part of the flat-the point will run around 10*F hotter due to all the fat.  The flat drives the finish-line.  Probe goes in and out with little to no resistance, you are there.  Somewhere in the 190-205*F range usually but each hunk is different.  Enjoy the end result.
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  • BoilereggerBoileregger Posts: 400
    Just hit 190. I checked for tenderness and there were still some spots in the flat where there was some resistance, so I'll give it another hour or check when it gets to 195, whichever comes first.
  • s9601694s9601694 Posts: 3
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  • AltonAlton Posts: 445
    Just hit 190. I checked for tenderness and there were still some spots in the flat where there was some resistance, so I'll give it another hour or check when it gets to 195, whichever comes first.

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  • U_tardedU_tarded Posts: 1,424
    your on the right path!  just to give you a reference how they are all different beasts i put mine on at 6:30 250 dome, it is now 930 am ant we are only at 178 it.  i bumped it up to 300 because i want at least an hour rest before a noon serving, i don't know if i will get there.  i weighed it before rubbing and it was about 8.5 lbs they are all their own monsters.
  • The Cen-Tex SmokerThe Cen-Tex Smoker Posts: 14,502
    edited March 2013
    Sorry guys. Went out to a late movie with TFJ last night. Sounds like you made it through the night. If you are going to fast, just lower the temp to like 200-225. It will take a few hours to get up to temp from there. Doing great. Everything you experienced last night was totally normal. Seems like a wild ride but once you've done a few, it becomes 2nd nature.
    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
  • U_tardedU_tarded Posts: 1,424
    Sorry guys. Went out to a late movie with TFJ last night. Sounds like you made it through the night. If you are going to fast, just lower the temp to like 200-225. It will take a few hours to get up to temp from there. Doing great. Everything you experienced last night was totally normal. Seems like a wild ride but once you've done a few, it becomes 2nd nature.
    how dare you take your wonderful wife out and abandon the good people of this forum.  i thought you new better.  :) just kidding we went out and had an amazing thai dinner ourselves
  • BoilereggerBoileregger Posts: 400

    Thanks to everyone for your help.  The results turned out pretty good, though if I was going to be super critical I would say it was a little drier than I'd like.  However, my wife loved it and my son had seconds and thirds, so couldn't be that bad!  Especially for a first-timer!!  The point is back on the Egg right now letting it smoke a little more before I cube it up and put it back in for burnt ends.

    I hope others have learned from this thread as much as I have.  Probably the biggest thing I learned is confidence - don't second guess yourself.  If you've done your homework you know what to do!

     

  • BoilereggerBoileregger Posts: 400

    Still have no idea why some pics show up upside down and some don't!!

    Also, just wanted to recommend *highly* using Dizzy Pig Raising the Steaks as a brisket rub.  It was awesome - really peppery and delicious!

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