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First Brisket

MeatosBanditosMeatosBanditos Posts: 259
edited 4:01AM in EggHead Forum
I smoked my first brisket last night/this morning. I'm pretty happy with how it tasted. It could be just a little moister I thought, but certainly not dry by any means.

For the rub I used Dizzy Pig's Cow Lick. I also referenced Dr. BBQ's Brisket recipe in his book. The rub was great, I mixed it with apple juice to create the 'schmear.'

I set the egg (with my DigiQ II) to 235, used a combo of Royal Oak lump, some hickory chunks as well as some Cherry chunks.

The brisket cooked for 12 1/2 hours.


Here are some pics:


About ready to come off...
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My big helper, Sadie, definitely dad's bbq princess. :-)
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Ready to be sliced.
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The handsome devil behind all this bbq delight.
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Some of the brisket sliced up. I did put sauce on later, no pics though.
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Hope everyone has a great weekend and gets to bbq at least once. :-)

John
Rochester, MN

Comments

  • civil eggineercivil eggineer Posts: 1,547
    Good looking brisket. I would get a drip pan immediately below it to minimize burning the fat cap. Maybe turn your platesetter upside down?
  • BacchusBacchus Posts: 6,019
    Very nice indeed. Make sure to save a slice to go along side your eggs tommorow morning.
  • Thanks for the comments. I did have foil over the platesetter for a while and haven't the last few times. I wish there was more space between the grate and the platesetter, you can't fit a foil pan between the two either. It is inverted as it is, I think the XL must be a little different than the others I've seen in pics.
  • Your Brisket looks pretty good. I am not sure at what temp you pulled it from the BGE but I have had a moist and tender brisket runnin that temp on up to 205. I use to pull it when the internal temp was at 195 but it just was not tender enough and that is why I changed. Just a suggestion.
  • Your Brisket looks pretty good. I am not sure at what temp you pulled it from the BGE but I have had a moist and tender brisket runnin that temp on up to 205. I use to pull it when the internal temp was at 195 but it just was not tender enough and that is why I changed. Just a suggestion.
  • EggtuckyEggtucky Posts: 2,746
    dunno bout the 'handsome devil' stuff.. :lol: but ditto on the bbq princess and that brisket looks delicious..nice job!..thanks for the pix..
  • Thanks AJ. I took the brisket off at 190, I would have thought that going higher makes it more dry. But if you say it works good I may have to give that a go next weekend. Thanks for the tip.
  • I wasn't sure about putting the self-portrait up there Eggtucky either, but figured if I did I may as well put something fun. B)

    Thanks for the comments on the brisket and my little princess.
  • bayoueggerbayouegger Posts: 286
    If you have a large, and legs up on the plate setter then you should have plenty of room for a pan under the grill. Great pictures and be proud of that 1st brisket, mine turned out so bad I was ashamed to take pictures of it.

    Here is my BBQ princess! She's my biggest fan!

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  • Hey Bayou,

    It's nice to have a big fan at home! I can't wait until my daughter can help get food prepped, maybe she'll love to cook too. I think a small egg sounds more practical than an EZ-Bake oven!

    I have an XLarge, so I don't have much room between the plate setter and grid. :(

    Thanks for the comments on the brisket, it turned out real well and a lot better than my expectations. I had a nightmare last night while it was cooking that I overcooked it. Thankfully the DigiQ II prevented any disasters of that magnitude.

    Have a great night,
    John
  • BENTEBENTE Posts: 8,337
    looking good!!!!!

    happy eggin

    TB

    Anderson S.C.

    "Life is too short to be diplomatic. A man's friends shouldn't mind what he does or says- and those who are not his friends, well, the hell with them. They don't count."

    Tyrus Raymond Cobb

  • BENTEBENTE Posts: 8,337
    i did not read everyone elses comments before i posted the original message... but with the XL the platesetter goes in between the fire box and fire ring... sorry for jumping the gun...


    on a side note i do not own a XL but there are many on here that will give you that advice....


    sorry to be a dummy by not reading the other comments....


    BTW great looking youngan :)

    happy eggin

    TB

    Anderson S.C.

    "Life is too short to be diplomatic. A man's friends shouldn't mind what he does or says- and those who are not his friends, well, the hell with them. They don't count."

    Tyrus Raymond Cobb

  • I didn't know that they go between the fire box and the fire ring! I wish I would have known that all along! So it won't interfere with the platesetter being right on top of the fire a little? I would guess it'll be right on the fire pretty much?

    Thanks for the help--I'll try it like that next time.


    John B)
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