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Anyone else had a thread they started that went to a pending approval state recently?  I tried to post a brisket cook I did the other night when my attic issues were happening, but it said it needed to be approved..
LBGE
MS Gulf Coast - Proud member of the Who Dat Nation!
My Not Frequently Updated Blog: http://datcue.wordpress.com

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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 5,470
    edited July 2013
    The approval vortex is a random event and does not seem to have predictable precursors as to when it might happen although if you add several links to a post that can be a trigger.  As far as I know, none of the "pending approval posts" ever cleared the process and got posted.  If I get it I just figure I wasted writing the post and move on.  FWIW-
    Louisville
  • The way around wasting your time writing a post that gets sucked into the "pending approval" vortex is to save a draft right before you post.  That way you can try posting again if that pending approval nonsense grabs your post.  Once you post successfully, delete the draft.

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  • bccomstockbccomstock Posts: 332
    I've tried re-posting my draft several times..

    For some reason, the forum doesn't like my use of direct links to my Facebook images of the brisket.. Maybe something in the URL is throwing up a filter flag.  Previous posts haven't had this problem though.

    I was so proud of the results.. It was a 3.5 lb premium reserve, grain fed, angus beef brisket from Sam's.. It was part of the flat and the point.. Had perfect marbling..

    I lucked upon it and some oak chunks at Academy and the results were amazing.. CT's right about oak and brisket.. They go together well.

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    LBGE
    MS Gulf Coast - Proud member of the Who Dat Nation!
    My Not Frequently Updated Blog: http://datcue.wordpress.com
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 5,470
    @bccomstock-Now that's a home-run...great cook.  I'm guessing you followed C-T's method modified to reflect the near flat versus packer...or did you cook a different way?
    Louisville
  • bccomstockbccomstock Posts: 332
    edited July 2013
    lousubcap said:
    @bccomstock-Now that's a home-run...great cook.  I'm guessing you followed C-T's method modified to reflect the near flat versus packer...or did you cook a different way?
    Thanks!

    I didn't realize CT had a method for briskets of this size/proportion.. I just threw it on there and let it go.. Temps ranged from 225 - 250 for most of the cook.. I got it up to around 175 or so, but it was getting late.. I didn't want the wireless thermometer monitor going off before it was time to wake up for the day, so I foiled it and bumped the temps up to 300 to finish it out at 205 IT before crashing for the night.
    LBGE
    MS Gulf Coast - Proud member of the Who Dat Nation!
    My Not Frequently Updated Blog: http://datcue.wordpress.com
  • bccomstockbccomstock Posts: 332
    Excellent, beautiful
    Thank you!  It's definitely my best yet.
    LBGE
    MS Gulf Coast - Proud member of the Who Dat Nation!
    My Not Frequently Updated Blog: http://datcue.wordpress.com
  • bccomstockbccomstock Posts: 332
    lousubcap said:
    @bccomstock-Now that's a home-run...great cook.  I'm guessing you followed C-T's method modified to reflect the near flat versus packer...or did you cook a different way?
    Thanks!

    I didn't realize CT had a method for briskets of this size/proportion.. I just threw it on there and let it go.. Temps ranged from 225 - 250 for most of the cook.. I got it up to around 175 or so, but it was getting late.. I didn't want the wireless thermometer monitor going off before it was time to wake up for the day, so I foiled it and bumped the temps up to 300 to finish it out at 205 IT before crashing for the night.
    I might have misunderstood your question..

    I basically rubbed it down with John Henry's East Texas Brisket Rub on all sides while the Egg was getting down to temp after a spatchcock chicken cook..

    Then I placed in some chunks of oak that I happened upon at Academy when the sales associate was putting more on the shelves.. I hadn't seen them there before.

    Once the Egg was stabilized around 225, I put the meat on.. It finished in about 9 hours, but it would have been longer had I not foiled it late.
    LBGE
    MS Gulf Coast - Proud member of the Who Dat Nation!
    My Not Frequently Updated Blog: http://datcue.wordpress.com
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 5,470
    Thanks for the summary.  For me, the flats are always a challenge-many more singles and doubles than triples or home-runs but that's the fun of Q.
    Louisville
  • bccomstockbccomstock Posts: 332
    Yep, totally agree.  Luckily all of my briskets have come out pretty well.. I might have had some adventures while making them, but *knock on wood* no duds so far.
    LBGE
    MS Gulf Coast - Proud member of the Who Dat Nation!
    My Not Frequently Updated Blog: http://datcue.wordpress.com
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