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Brisket - for Grampa (pick heavy)

Iowa State EggerIowa State Egger Posts: 337
edited November -1 in EggHead Forum
Hi All -

It has been a little while (lot of whole) since I have posted. I have been eggin' strong, but thought this might be post worthy.

A little background. I got my first BGE for Father's Day 2008. I now have six of them, but neither here nor there. My grandfather, who will turn 80 tomorrow, has always seen my eggs, but only has enjoyed burgers and chicken from my egg, this is mainly due to logistics (he lives 8 hours from me) and other circumstances.

But he always asks what I do best. I tell him pork loin, pork butt, chops, pork tenderloin and brisket. He says "you cook brisket - how do you do it?" I say low and slow. The story gets fuzzy, but I swear he told me that he has not had a good brisket in 20 years. Needless to say I knew that he was due to eat my brisket.

Since I have had my egg, I have probably cooked 20 to 30 flats, but only one whole brisket. Since we are having 30 guests at his party - why not two whole briskets!

The party is tomorrow, so we will have to reheat which is fine. If any one has any suggestions to help, please let me know.

Here we go:

Two 12 lb briskets:


I trimmed them up pretty good as you can see.

I didn't have a measuring stick!


Thanks to thirdeye (and the post about no smoke ring WHT) - here is a little seasoning:


After in the fridge for an hour or two, rubbed them up:


The BGE set up - went with the XL with the Diggi:


Smokin' them up:



That was 9:00 Thursday night.

I got up to check the plumbing at 4:00, temp was 170.

I woke up at 6:00, temmp was 174.

It went down from there, all the way down to 163. At about 11:30 it seemed to break out of the plateau around 170


so I trimmed the point from the flat:


Back on the cooker:


Cooked until around 2:00 - 17 hours of cooking!


Done and resting:







Have a great night and I hope it is as good as it looks!



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