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Ding, Ding...brisket, round 2

Smoking another since I got none of the one smoked last week. Hopefully will turn out the same. Is there any recipes for Au Jus to be made from the pan beneath. I usually add water. I know I don't have to but I do.

Visited Costco today. Their pork is slightly more expensive but the brisket was double. It's a hour away so for now I'll stick with Sam's. 18 degrees tonight.
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 6,978
    You could be on a roll here. I usually buy seafood at Costco. HEB and Kroger are better for the land animals.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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  • I've been wanting to try an au Poivre sauce on a brisket, or maybe pulled beef, much thicker than an au jus, but could work...  Pour excess juices out of the pan into a measuring cup, let fat separate and skim off.  Deglaze the pan with 1/2 cup of whiskey, either boil or burn off the alcohol, 3 tablespoons of butter, pour in 1 or 2 cups of heavy cream, the remaining stuff in the measuring cup and 2 or 3 tablespoons of fresh cracked black pepper(coarse grind), and boil and whisk till it coats the back of the spoon.

    It's suppose to be a steak sauce, and may be too rich to properly compliment brisket, but if you want to try something outside the normal BBQ stuff, it might work.  I gonna try it soon myself.
    Chicago, Illinois
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,438
    She's on. Head Country rub. 220 tonight.
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,442
    You are going yo learn to cook yet.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,438
    I'm trying. Getting ready for salado.
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,438
    I will say my baked potato soup has a cult following.
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,302
    Was Sam's choice or select? That's surprising in terms of pricing.
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,438
    Choice. ..
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 6,978
    Is it on yet?

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,438
    Oh yeah...rolling at 215
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  • NsdexterNsdexter Posts: 150
    man I wish I could get brisket as easily, we have to prep order it for the most part
    HFX NS
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  • henapple said:
    I will say my baked potato soup has a cult following.
    My girlfriend tried the soup tonight. She is now part of the cult :)
    Southern Indiana
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 6,978
    What's the score?

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,438
    Let it roll all night at 210. I never got up to check it...slept through. Checked at 8 am and the digiq read 200. For some reason the lump burned straight down leaving the perimeter untouched. Pulled the meteorite and stirred the lump. Finished at 207 in the point and 205 in the flat. Ftc. ..haven't tasted it yet but it's tender. 13 lbs smoked 14 hours. Pics will come later.
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  • AviatorAviator Posts: 1,524
    caliking said:
    What's the score?

    The girlfriend or the brisket???

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  • AviatorAviator Posts: 1,524

    @henapple, pic?

    I tried brisket twice, came out good, but went to waste as there was none to eat all of it.

    :(

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    Large and Small BGE, and a baby black Kub.

    And all the toys to make me look like a Gizmo Chef.

    >:)

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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,438
    Letting it cool to carve and foodsaver.
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,302
    henapple said:
    Letting it cool to carve and foodsaver.
    OMG YOU BURNT IT!!1!1!!!
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,438
    Well, this one came out just as well. Great bark and tender... almost too tender. Difficult to slice the point with shredding it. It doesn't bother me because of the taste. A little smoke ring on top. Again out of a 13 lb brisket got around 7 lbs of meat. Sounds like a lot but it'll go quickly. Making stew out of the flat. At 2 victories in a row I'm scared to do another one. This will be dinner.
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  • Nice one!

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 6,978

    You rocked 2 briskets in a row? I hate your face.

     

    @Aviator - ya can't throw brisket away!!! As henapple said, you can make stew (or chili) out of the left overs. We usually have a fair bit of the flat left over, so it gets frozen and made in to brisket spaghetti sauce later on when we need a quick dinner.


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    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 6,598
    Looking good man!  Did you end up doing anything with the pan juices?  I have read that some people simply de-fat the drippings and use as is.  I think the easiest way to de-fat is a fat seperator like so:


    ...but if you don't have one I you could just strain them and let the fat rise to the top.  If you refrigerate it will harden and you can just scrape off the fat.  I may be too late if the drip pan is already in the trash.  Au Jus might be good for the leftovers.  


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

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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,438
    I put water in the pan with some carved fat. Unfortunately when I checked this morning it had cooked down. I'll try something different next time.
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  • AviatorAviator Posts: 1,524
    Tony, why don't you do stuff when I am in your boro? That looks good enough to make me want to drive over.

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    Large and Small BGE, and a baby black Kub.

    And all the toys to make me look like a Gizmo Chef.

    >:)

    Chattanooga, TN.

     

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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,438
    Come on
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  • bud812bud812 Posts: 1,426
    @henapple 2 / @cen-tex 0 in the last week or so.  ^:)^

    Not to get technical, but according to chemistry alcohol is a solution...

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  • AquacopAquacop Posts: 468
    Looks great, enjoy. I have been egging since June and still haven't tried one. I NEED to take the plunge!
    LBGE 2013 Located in Savannah, Georgia
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,438
    Order some Head Country rub before you do.
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