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I'd like critiques on this brisket method

bigearlbigearl Posts: 25
Do we this once and it was perfect texture and bark- wise. Just wasn't the most flavorful.

16 lb brisket
Trim fat to about 1/4"
Marinate overnight in 2 cups of salt and a 2 liter of coke

When you're ready- rinse all marinade off and dry the brisket with a towel.

Massage in your chosen dry rub

Cook at 225 for 45 minutes per pound

Bast every hour or so with Pig Stand bast


  • QDudeQDude Posts: 667
    There probably isn't any need to baste it every hour.  The egg does a great job keeping food moist.  Remember, if you are looking, you aren't cooking!

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  • What about reserving the juices? I've never done that before but would like to. Usually I put a pan of water underneath- it's usually disgusting by the end- not sure it would be salvageable... Too smokey maybe?

    I'm thinking about maybe just putting an empty pan underneath to catch the drippings? Thoughts?
  • I have a brisket on now with a water pan on the pace setter. I put half beef stock half water with some onions and garlic in there. I usually don't use water pans but trying this out to see if I can get a better smoke ring. I never save the drippings. Sometimes for comps I will foil wrap my briskest with sauce in the foil like ribs to increase the flavor in my bark. I just do it for like the last hour of cooking.
  • I'm pretty sure you'll need more than 45 min per pound at 225. Think more like an hour to 75 min.
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  • glc203glc203 Posts: 41
    I'm pretty sure you'll need more than 45 min per pound at 225. Think more like an hour to 75 min.
    Agree with this. Count on at least an hour/lb. And always cook to temp (~200 degrees), not time.
  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 6,492
    @JohnInCarolina is right.  Each brisket is different but to get under an hour per pound you usually need to be at 275 degrees or so.

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  • 190 d's internal then foil & wrap.
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