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Central Texas BBQ - Brisket and Ribs

Hello all,
Just got my LBGE a little over a month ago and so far love it. I've done a couple of smokes so far, ribs and brisket, as well as general grilling.

My first smoke was baby back ribs and sausage. The rub was pork rub and some montreal steak seasoning. I used a combination of lump and pecan chunks. Smoked for 2 hours at 250*, wrapped for 1 hour in foil and threw back into the egg, then unwrapped and finished in the egg. I didn't sauce these ribs since I am still trying to find the right glaze to use.

For the brisket, I bought a USDA prime full packer from Costco for $2.75/lb. It was a shade under 10 lbs. I trimmed some of the excessive fat, took some whole peppercorn pepper and ground it coarse. Did a 1:1 mix with kosher sea salt (1/4 cup each) and covered the entire brisket. That is it, no other ingredients since brisket requires nothing else.

For the brisket I did lump and post Oak chunks. Used the platesetter, and put a tray with water on the platesetter. Temp was 260* and I put the brisket fat side up on at 9:15 am. 4 hours in, I wrapped in foil for 2 hours.

After 2 hours, I unwrapped and finished in the egg. The egg held temp steady throughout the day with hardly any spikes. I pulled the brisket around 6:15 pm at 195* internal temp in the fattest part of the brisket. The probe went into the meat like butter. I tented it in foil and let it rest for 30 mins.

Here is the money shot, best brisket I've ever made.

Only thing I would change is to trim more of the fat off.

Austin, Texas
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  • It all looks good !  The brisket looks very juicy.

    Where in Central Texas?

    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious

  • Right next to you, Austin, Texas. By the way, how do i get the pictures to embed?
    Austin, Texas
  • Right next to you, Austin, Texas. By the way, how do i get the pictures to embed?
    Welcome, homeboy !  You'll have to ask the photobucket people how they imbed.  I have my own website, so I upload to there, and use the link feature here.


    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious

  • What part of Austin are you in, Andres?  We are in SW Austin.
    Egging with NoJokeSmoke (Bruce) in SW Austin, Texas
    BGEs: XL, Medium and Mini
  • That looks great! I'm going to try that way on my next brisket.
    Houston, TX
  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 7,547
    The grub all looks incredible.  

    To embed, I think you just need to click on the "direct" link from photobucket and then follow the instructions that VI posted above.  

    Click insert image, then paste the direct link. image

    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • damn nice brisky! 

    What type of device are you trying to embed photos from (computer, phone/ipad)?

  • Northeast Austin. ok testing the embedded image

    Austin, Texas
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  • By Jove.  I think he's got it.

    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious

  • HotchHotch Posts: 1,650

    Prime @ 2.75lb. Would be nice if I could find prime brisket around here.

    You cooks look outstanding and welcome to the herd.

     "You’re not a real Texan till you’ve been kicked out of every decent state in America." - Joe Bob Briggs

    LBGE, Mini BGE and R&V Fryer

    Prosper TX

    And your are correct, Texas Red has no Beans

  • That is fantastic bark on that brisket. I love those primes from Costco!
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 7,316
    Thats some fantastic brisket pr0n! Welcome :)

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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