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To Marinade, or not to Marinade...that is the question.

bhuggbhugg Posts: 257
edited November 2011 in Forum List
I posted earlier about buying my first brisket and how to marinade.  i received some good advice, but I am still uncertain.  I plan on throwing the brisket on eeeeeeearly Saturday morning, if not late Friday night.  If i am going to marinate, i want to start tonight.  Also, If i do marinate, do i need the 2 gal. ziploc bags?  HELP!
Large BGE Dallas, TX


  • GrannyX4GrannyX4 Posts: 1,479
    edited November 2011
    I am not an expert on briskets but I did 3 of them last week (flats) and I didn't marinate. I put the rub on just before I put them on the egg and they had a lot of flavor. I don't think there are any rules. Just cook at a 250 dome to 195 to 200 temp.
    Every day is a bonus day and every meal is a banquet in Winter Springs, Fl !
  • ChokeOnSmokeChokeOnSmoke Posts: 1,914
    edited November 2011
    I've never heard of marinating a brisket.  Put worchester on and then your favorite rub right before you toss it on. Go 250 dome and take it close to 200 internal temp.  Good every time.  Oh, and open the lid as FEW times as you can.  I use a Maverick ET-73 and don't open the lid once until it hits 195 - 200.  Calibrate and trust your thermometer.
    Packerland, Wisconsin

  • No need to marinade. With all the beautiful fat on there, you can't ask for better flavor. Salt and pepper and toss it on. The more you try to "flavor" the meat, the more you mess it ip Go there. I write it.
  • ShiffShiff Posts: 1,707
    I never marinate a brisket.  Just be sure to test for tenderness with a fork before removing it.  Start checking at about 185 degrees and remove when tender.

    As I've said before:

    Two great sources of brisket cooking information are:

    Large BGE
    Barry, Lancaster, PA
  • bhuggbhugg Posts: 257
    So we have been going for about 5 hours now.  I peeked through the top vent, and wow, that beast looks good!  I have been very patient and have not opened the lid yet.  When should I take my first hands on look?  Again, I put it on around 3:30AM.  
    Large BGE Dallas, TX
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