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My first brisket on the LBGE (w/pics)

My first post on this site, but I've been lurking for a while now...

Finally getting around to posting some of my pictures from the first brisket I did on my LBGE I purchased in June.  I did some chicken, steaks and burgers on it to get a feel of how to control the temps, then I dove in on a 9lb packer brisket for the 4th of July -


I used Adam Perry Lang's "Get A Book" brisket recipe and actually put the seasonings on 5 days in advance, wrapped it in cling wrap and put it in the fridge.  This is what it looked like the night it went on (the two pork butts were done on my off set smoker, which is now retired/replaced by the LBGE)


I put the brisket on the Egg at 11:00PM on July 3rd and by 3:00PM on the 4th, this is what it looked like -


I FTC'd it and worked on making Pig Shots from a recipe found on this forum -


The Pig Shots were done after 6-7 Spotted Cow beers, so they weren't the neatest...  The Pig Shots were done by 5:00 and I had exactly 1 of them before everyone ate all of them.  At 6:00, I took out the brisket, cut it up and served it -


After drinking Spotted Cow all afternoon, I hope you can understand why I forgot to take any pics... only remembered by the time I had gotten almost thru the point.

I've never been so impressed with a grill/smoker in my life and I've owned plenty of them... gassers, bullets, Webers, off-set, etc, etc.  What really hooked me was how steady it held the temps throughout the night.  With one exception, my LGBE held steady at 250*-275* for the entire time I had that brisket in it.  The only time I opened it up was when I took it off to FTC it.

I was so geeked up over the BGE, the next day I went out, found a turkey breast and smoked that on it -


Thanks to everyone on this forum for posting their experiences ... it helped me get through the first month or so with my LBGE, especially the "don't open it up and peek!" comments.

Large BGE

Neenah, WI


  • StoogieStoogie Posts: 149
    Ok, it looks like I screwed up the pictures.  Does anyone have an idea what I might have done wrong?
    Large BGE

    Neenah, WI
  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 7,007
    Stoogie said:
    Ok, it looks like I screwed up the pictures.  Does anyone have an idea what I might have done wrong?
    No idea.  But what I can tell from the pictures is that I wish I had been able to eat that stuff.

    XL BGE, Klose BYC, ProQ Excel, Weber Kettle, Firepit, Grand Turbo gasser, and a portable Outdoor Gourmet gasser for tailgating

    San Antonio, TX

  • Stoogie said:
    Ok, it looks like I screwed up the pictures.  Does anyone have an idea what I might have done wrong?
    Not sure... but my eyes still hurt from trying to focus on them  :D

    Welcome to the lifestyle!
    Well, "spa-Peggy" is kind of like spaghetti. I'm not sure what Peggy does different, if anything. But it's the one dish she's kind of made her own.
    Aurora, Ontario, Canada
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 18,692
    Welcome aboard-great way to jump right in and a home-run as well.  Gotta love the low&slow and the adult supervisory beverage time it affords.
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • jaydub58jaydub58 Posts: 2,161

    I'm not sure, but from the looks of the pics, you may have drooled on your camera!


    John in the Willamette Valley of Oregon
  • 4Runner4Runner Posts: 2,948
    Awesome looking!
    Joe - I'm a reformed gasser-holic aka 4Runner Columbia, SC Wonderful BGE Resource Site: and  and
    What am I drinking now?   Woodford....neat
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