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AAAAGGGGHHH First brisket ever!!

Cool JazzCool Jazz Posts: 9
Just pulled it off at 210 degrees. Am I screwed? Too over cooked? It is currently nestled in a blanket I blanket I purchased in Mexico. I fear I ruined my first brisket....


  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,574
    Is it tender? Cut a piece and taste it.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • TUTTLE871TUTTLE871 Posts: 1,316
    Well a Mexican blanket always makes you feel better.

    "Hold my beer and watch this S##T!"


  • Cool JazzCool Jazz Posts: 9
    It's definitely tender. When I took the temp the probe when thru like a hot knife in butter. My concern is that it will be too dry. I plan to cut it in another 1.5 hrs when company arrives. Oh, and yes, a mexican blanket makes everyone feel good. :)
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,973
    It won't be dry. Worst case, it will fall apart


    Caledon, ON


  • Cool JazzCool Jazz Posts: 9
    I can deal with fall least it will be edible. Thanks for the feedback. Much appreciated. 
  • Over cooked is way better than undercooked. If it falls apart, you have chopped beef. Still awesome. You are good. Just let it cool until easily handled with your bare hands before slicing. That will firm it up a little. Do you know how to slice it? That is a s important as how you cook it.
    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
  • Cool JazzCool Jazz Posts: 9
    I'm assuming against the grain. Any other tricks I should know about before slicing into this bad boy?
  • Was it a whole (packer) brisket or just the flat?
    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 9,713

    Ah, those brisket details-he may be land locked in the north where you don't even get a choice:)

    Louisville;  L & S BGEs 
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  • Cool JazzCool Jazz Posts: 9
    Just the flat....
  • Cool Jazz said:

    Just the flat....

    then slice it across the grain and you'll be fine.
    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
  • Cool JazzCool Jazz Posts: 9
    Just polished it off. It was a big hit. More shredded beef than sliced but fantastic flavor. Thanks for all your help.
  • BotchBotch Posts: 4,319
    edited May 2013
    All's well that end's well!  Any time the meat's too dry, just thin some barbeque sauce (bottled is fine) with a bit of water and heat, sauce as desired.  
    Live fast, die young, and leave a well-marbled corpse.  
    Ogden, Utard.  
  • Cool JazzCool Jazz Posts: 9
    Here is the finished product....
  • AltonAlton Posts: 445
    Great work! Brisket is always nerve wrecking
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  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 3,860
    Wiinner! Winner! Brisket Dinner!

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

    San Antonio, TX

  • Plano_JJPlano_JJ Posts: 448
    Cool Jazz said:
    Here is the finished product....

    Nothing at all wrong with that, that's how I like mine.
  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 4,393
    Where can I get a brisket blanket?? That looks great.


  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,423

    Looks like it came out ok. If you overcook a brisket (and its threatening to fall apart), cut thicker slices. If you undercook one, cut thinner slices. Perfectly cooked brisket sliced should be about the thickness of a #2 pencil. I think I recall hearing one time about contests bbq contests requiring you to cut a certain thickness due to the fact that cutting thinner or thicker can help disguise under/over cooked brisket.

    Now where did i put my Mexican blanket? I had no idea they could be used as a brisket blanket.

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