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Brisket Advice Solicited

DMWDMW Posts: 12,507
Just picked up this 14lb Superior Angus Beef Choice from Restaurant Depot. It is nice and floppy, more so than any I've done before. I've never done one this large before and have a few questions.

1) I'd like to try just salt/pepper. What ratio, 50/50?

2) Temp - I'm thinking 250* dome, setting up the PS so the opening is toward the hinge. Put the point end back toward the hinge.

3) Rough timing. Plan for 1.5 hr / lb with buffer for FTC?

Thanks in advance,
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 14,015
    1)Yes

    2)Yes, temp can even go to 275 if you want.

    3)Yes, roughly. The last one I did that big(15 untrimmed to 12 trimmed) went for a little under 1 hour/lb. They can have a mind of their own.

    How much per lb? I have yet to stop by the one here in Baltimore.
  • DMWDMW Posts: 12,507
    @Eggcelsior Thanks for the confirmations. It was $3.10/lb, they also had regular Choice (not SAB) for $2.85/lb, I liked this one for it's feel.
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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 9,067
    That's a great looking brisket!  

    Remember...50/50 by weight, not volume!  Don't cake it on like it's a normal rub either.  Nice even coating.

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  • DMWDMW Posts: 12,507
    cazzy said:
    That's a great looking brisket!  

    Remember...50/50 by weight, not volume!  Don't cake it on like it's a normal rub either.  Nice even coating.

    Yep, I've gone to weight for almost everything now, and the coarseness of the grind is all over the place, especially when I grind my own pepper. Thanks for the tip on how to apply, I probably would have over done it.
     
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  • DMWDMW Posts: 12,507
    @cazzy One other question, how long should the S&P be applied to the brisket? Just before cooking, or apply and keep in fridge for a few hours, or something else?

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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 9,067
    edited February 2014
    I typically follow this workflow:

    • Pull it out of the fridge 
    • Unwrap and trim immediately 
    • Start fire and stabilize at 250
    • Add chips or chunks
    • Season brisket and throw it on 
    I always try to have my brisket out of the fridge and at room temperature for one hour.  So you could say I season at 55 minutes as it only takes a few minutes.  This is the way "I do it" though...several people believe in seasoning before hand and let it caramelize (made popular by Johnny Trigg) or even seasoning it the night before.  That always seemed like a unneeded step to me.  I have never had a under seasoned brisket or crappy bark so I guess it works.  lol
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  • DMWDMW Posts: 12,507
    cazzy said:
    I typically follow this workflow:

    • Pull it out of the fridge 
    • Unwrap and trim immediately 
    • Start fire and stabilize at 250
    • Add chips or chunks
    • Season brisket and throw it on 
    I always try to have my brisket out of the fridge and at room temperature for one hour.  So you could say I season at 55 minutes as it only takes a few minutes.  This is the way "I do it" though...several people believe in seasoning before hand and let it caramelize (made popular by Johnny Trigg) or even seasoning it the night before.  That always seemed like a unneeded step to me.  I have never had a under seasoned brisket or crappy bark so I guess it works.  lol
    Thanks, that sounds like a plan. Going to throw this on tomorrow night and let it go as the snow rolls in. I already filled my charcoal and mixed a few hickory chunks in. I'll probably just toss 1 chunk on top once it's stable before I put the brisket on.
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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 9,067
    What is your target time?

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  • DMWDMW Posts: 12,507
    Thursday night around 6. I'm figuring I'll put it on around 9:30PM Wed night. If it finishes early I can FTC. Timeline sound OK? Have some neighbors joining us, exact time isn't important, but don't want to be eating around 8 either
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  • DMWDMW Posts: 12,507
    @cazzy Sorry, one more question. Any binder applied before the S&P? I'm guessing not, just sprinkle it on, no OO or mustard?
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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 9,067
    The 11lb brisket I did this weekend was thrown on at 12:30am and I pulled it off at 4pm.  I think you'll be good with 9:30pm...but every brisket is different though.  The angus packer may cook differently than others you've done, so just keep an eye on it and let it run it's course.  It may be done early...but like you said...FTC.


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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 9,067
    DMW said:
    @cazzy Sorry, one more question. Any binder applied before the S&P? I'm guessing not, just sprinkle it on, no OO or mustard?
    What's a binder?   :P
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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 9,067
    Now I have a question for you.  A friend told me to get a membership at Restaurant Depot.  He said just to make up a Tax ID number.  

    How did you get yours?
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  • DMWDMW Posts: 12,507
    edited February 2014
    cazzy said:
    Now I have a question for you.  A friend told me to get a membership at Restaurant Depot.  He said just to make up a Tax ID number.  

    How did you get yours?
    I joined KCBS, just showed them my KCBS card and the link from KCBS discount page with an ID number noted on it. You are only supposed to get a day pass (unlimited amount), but they printed me a card so I can just scan it when I go back. I didn't have much time to browse today, but wow...I need to go back when I have a few hours to browse around.
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