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Quick brisket advice needed...

I just put on my first brisket without a real plan in mind.... I know, bad idea. I was trying to get it on the egg to make sure it is done in time for dinner tomorrow.

Here is my dilemma:

12lb whole brisket, point and flat. Coated with mustard and bad byrons rub then put on the egg indirect at 225 w/apple wood chunks. My problem is, I am not sure when to pull the point from the flat to make burnt ends. Kinda worried because this is my first attempt at a brisket and my better halfs family is coming over for dinner tomorrow.

Any guidance?

LBGE April 2011 • SBGE December 2012 •  XLBGE December 2013
Location: Jasper, Georgia


  • Chris_WangChris_Wang Posts: 1,253
    I've never done them, but I think burnt ends are typically sliced off the finished brisket and put back on the egg in a foil pan with the drippings for another 30 minutes or so.

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  • Thanks, I just found a YouTube video that explains it really well.
    LBGE April 2011 • SBGE December 2012 •  XLBGE December 2013
    Location: Jasper, Georgia
  • I separate the point from the flat when the flat has reached that probe slides in like butter. Usually that is 190 - 205 it seems for the briskets I get. Then wrap the flat in foil then FTC the flat.  While it is getting relaxed and happy, I cube the point, put into an aluminum pan, add some more rub, sauce and back on the grill for a couple of hours until they are tender and the sauce caramelized to the meat. Slice flat and serve with burnt ends.

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  • I wrap in butcher paper when the flat hits 180º, that's' s when I separate the point. Cube it up add rub to the cubes in a foil pan for about 3hours then add a little sauce for another hour. Judges candy is ready!
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