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Brisket..... How I do it.

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  • I’ve been reading about the OG Travis’ brisket method for so long. I may try it for New Years. Anybody got some tips for a first timer?
  • BigHurc said:
    I’ve been reading about the OG Travis’ brisket method for so long. I may try it for New Years. Anybody got some tips for a first timer?
    Yeah, don’t. 
    Jason NW GA- home of carpet and Mexican restaurants
    LBGE, MM, BS (Blackstone and the other kind)
    One sorry Labrador

    My chili did not suck. My wings either. 
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 38,558
    The Magnum Splitjack meat injector is the best at busting some butt cheeks.  At least that's what i've been told.
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  • BigHurc said:
    I’ve been reading about the OG Travis’ brisket method for so long. I may try it for New Years. Anybody got some tips for a first timer?
    If you must try, use select grade. 
  • GoldenQGoldenQ Posts: 466
    I use it but I put halved onions in the pan under the brisket to keep it above the water and use a baster to remove some water during the cook if it gets too much. also I do fat down and wrap entire pan in foil at stall and move to 300 degree oven since no more smoke will get into brisket.  When finished and like buttah to probe turn off oven, open door for a few mins then close door and let sit for about 30 mins to rest and stabilize.   Has always been good but with less bark than some ways.  I use 1 can or bottle of dark beer in pan. We like it better than when done indirect on grate but purists do not like it.  
    I XL  and 1 Weber Kettle  And 1 Weber Q220       Outside Alvin, TX-- South of Houston
  • GoldenQ said:
    I use it but I put halved onions in the pan under the brisket to keep it above the water and use a baster to remove some water during the cook if it gets too much. also I do fat down and wrap entire pan in foil at stall and move to 300 degree oven since no more smoke will get into brisket.  When finished and like buttah to probe turn off oven, open door for a few mins then close door and let sit for about 30 mins to rest and stabilize.   Has always been good but with less bark than some ways.  I use 1 can or bottle of dark beer in pan. We like it better than when done indirect on grate but purists do not like it.  
    Thanks homie!
  • PhatchrisPhatchris Posts: 1,726
    I’ve tried it with brisket flats, short rib burnt ends,and pork butt carnitas

    works fine


  • BigHurc said:
    I’ve been reading about the OG Travis’ brisket method for so long. I may try it for New Years. Anybody got some tips for a first timer?
    Yeah, don’t. 
    Dont try it? Why? I mean I read through a couple hundred great posts- 600 posts of people doing it the way they like to do it and think its the best, along with a bunch of ball busting and ridiculous banter...

    I mean, whats wrong with Travis' way? Serious question.
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 38,558
    Nothing is wrong with it.  It is particularly suited to small briskets and flats which are hit or miss more than larger subprimal cuts.
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  • GoldenQGoldenQ Posts: 466
    We like it with the mods I suggested on all Briskets and I usually do a 12-16 pound packer on my XL    I buy either a very good select or if available on sale a very good choice    I can not afford prime or ones not on sale.  Also I very seldom inject but if I do it is with beef stock.
    My favorite rubs for brisket are Dizzy pig coarse dizzy dust or redeye express both from dizzy pig and add some shaking the tree to them.
    We think this method makes the select and choice briskets more tender and juicy but it does have less heavy bark.    Why not PM Travis and ask him.    He is very good
    I XL  and 1 Weber Kettle  And 1 Weber Q220       Outside Alvin, TX-- South of Houston
  • Col4bin said:
    BigHurc said:
    I’ve been reading about the OG Travis’ brisket method for so long. I may try it for New Years. Anybody got some tips for a first timer?
    Yeah, don’t. 
    Dont try it? Why? I mean I read through a couple hundred great posts- 600 posts of people doing it the way they like to do it and think its the best, along with a bunch of ball busting and ridiculous banter...

    I mean, whats wrong with Travis' way? Serious question.
    Dude, it’s a joke.  Chill
    Jason NW GA- home of carpet and Mexican restaurants
    LBGE, MM, BS (Blackstone and the other kind)
    One sorry Labrador

    My chili did not suck. My wings either. 
  • GoldenQ said:
    We like it with the mods I suggested on all Briskets and I usually do a 12-16 pound packer on my XL    I buy either a very good select or if available on sale a very good choice    I can not afford prime or ones not on sale.  Also I very seldom inject but if I do it is with beef stock.
    My favorite rubs for brisket are Dizzy pig coarse dizzy dust or redeye express both from dizzy pig and add some shaking the tree to them.
    We think this method makes the select and choice briskets more tender and juicy but it does have less heavy bark.    Why not PM Travis and ask him.    He is very good
    From what I hear, the homie Travis is one of the best. I wish he was around more. 
  • Col4bin said:
    BigHurc said:
    I’ve been reading about the OG Travis’ brisket method for so long. I may try it for New Years. Anybody got some tips for a first timer?
    Yeah, don’t. 
    Dont try it? Why? I mean I read through a couple hundred great posts- 600 posts of people doing it the way they like to do it and think its the best, along with a bunch of ball busting and ridiculous banter...

    I mean, whats wrong with Travis' way? Serious question.
    Dude, it’s a joke.  Chill

    No need to be a keyboard warrior, it was a legitimate question.
  • frazzdaddyfrazzdaddy Posts: 2,597
    Nothing is wrong with it.  It is particularly suited to small briskets and flats which are hit or miss more than larger subprimal cuts.
    Sooo....I read a lot of this and still a little slow on the joke. Is it that it just won't die?
    Xl bge ,LG bge, two 4' crusher cone fire pits. Weber Genisis gasser and 
    Two rusty Weber kettles. 

    Two Rivers Farm
    Moncure N.C.
  • Nothing is wrong with it.  It is particularly suited to small briskets and flats which are hit or miss more than larger subprimal cuts.
    Sooo....I read a lot of this and still a little slow on the joke. Is it that it just won't die?
    Yes. Travis does not even cook them this way anymore but it got like 100k views. It was the most viewed post on the forum before the “what are you doing now” thread popped up. People were busting Travis’ nuts by continually bumping it long after he moved to the traditional method of cooking them. 
    Keepin' It Weird in The ATX FBTX
  • frazzdaddyfrazzdaddy Posts: 2,597
    Nothing is wrong with it.  It is particularly suited to small briskets and flats which are hit or miss more than larger subprimal cuts.
    Sooo....I read a lot of this and still a little slow on the joke. Is it that it just won't die?
    Yes. Travis does not even cook them this way anymore but it got like 100k views. It was the most viewed post on the forum before the “what are you doing now” thread popped up. People were busting Travis’ nuts by continually bumping it long after he moved to the traditional method of cooking them. 
    ahh... I wasn't quite as lost as i thought I was.
    Xl bge ,LG bge, two 4' crusher cone fire pits. Weber Genisis gasser and 
    Two rusty Weber kettles. 

    Two Rivers Farm
    Moncure N.C.
  • JRWhiteeJRWhitee Posts: 5,676
    If you are smoking a brisket for chili I recommend this method and save all the liquid from the cook and use it for the base of your chili. I did this one year and served the chili at the Eggtoberfest, it was eggcelent and received rave reviews. 
                                                                
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  • JRWhitee said:
    If you are smoking a brisket for chili I recommend this method and save all the liquid from the cook and use it for the base of your chili. I did this one year and served the chili at the Eggtoberfest, it was eggcelent and received rave reviews. 
    The Shiner Bock/Allegro/Beef Fat base really is hard to beat.
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 38,558
    Anyone know if you can use this method with beef cheeks?
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 38,558
    ..and if so, pls come up with a name for it.
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  • 415.5k views?  Maybe it’s tome to give it a try. Next time maybe. 
    It's a 302 thing . . .
  • ..and if so, pls come up with a name for it.
    “Bustin cheeks” maybe?

  • "A generation of the unteachable is hanging upon us like a necklace of corpses." - George Orwell 

    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike

    Ruining the forum, one post at a time.  

    Living large in the 919
  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 9,001
    ..and if so, pls come up with a name for it.
    Nola’s Mouth Meat?

    This actually should work well. I took a bbq class with meat church a few months ago and his guest  was Evan LeRoy who runs a fancy bbq trailer here in austin. He only does brisket on saturdays but does beef cheeks every day. They are smoked 4 hours then confit in the smoker for another 4 in brisket fat. They were incredible. You could do something similar with the allegro/beer/fat. He takes all the trim and cooks it the same way but makes barbacoa out of it on the plancha. 



    That.  Looks.  Horrible.

    XXL BGE, Karebecue, Klose BYC, Chargiller Akorn Kamado, Weber Smokey Mountain, Grand Turbo gasser, Weber Smoky Joe, and the wheelbarrow that my grandfather used to cook steaks from his cattle

    San Antonio, TX

  • Foghorn said:
    ..and if so, pls come up with a name for it.
    Nola’s Mouth Meat?

    This actually should work well. I took a bbq class with meat church a few months ago and his guest  was Evan LeRoy who runs a fancy bbq trailer here in austin. He only does brisket on saturdays but does beef cheeks every day. They are smoked 4 hours then confit in the smoker for another 4 in brisket fat. They were incredible. You could do something similar with the allegro/beer/fat. He takes all the trim and cooks it the same way but makes barbacoa out of it on the plancha. 



    That.  Looks.  Horrible.
    It was. Don’t try it. 
    Keepin' It Weird in The ATX FBTX
  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 9,001
    Bump.

    I just want to see how many points it has.

    XXL BGE, Karebecue, Klose BYC, Chargiller Akorn Kamado, Weber Smokey Mountain, Grand Turbo gasser, Weber Smoky Joe, and the wheelbarrow that my grandfather used to cook steaks from his cattle

    San Antonio, TX

  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 11,351
    A Bump on this thread is a most unfortunate thing.
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 19,633
    ..and if so, pls come up with a name for it.
    Nola’s Mouth Meat?

    This actually should work well. I took a bbq class with meat church a few months ago and his guest  was Evan LeRoy who runs a fancy bbq trailer here in austin. He only does brisket on saturdays but does beef cheeks every day. They are smoked 4 hours then confit in the smoker for another 4 in brisket fat. They were incredible. You could do something similar with the allegro/beer/fat. He takes all the trim and cooks it the same way but makes barbacoa out of it on the plancha. 



    Where is the trailer and the name please. Will try it. 
    Salado TX & 30A  FL: Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max when they came out (I'm good for now). Plus a couple Pit Boss Pellet Smokers.   

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