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There's Got To Be A Rule About This...

that_dude_Davethat_dude_Dave Posts: 55
edited October 2017 in Beef
I don't know what it is, but every damn time I do a brisket overnight and start it at like 10 or 11 o'clock, it's done and the temp alarm is waking me up at like 6 am. BUT, if I start one at like 9am, it's still going at around 11 or midnight that night. EVERY DAMN TIME!!! Is there some nighttime cooking time warp that I'm unaware of?? I'm only asking because once again, I'm sitting here waiting for at least another hour on this brisket, I'm in the 13th hour...
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  • GoooDawgsGoooDawgs Posts: 654
    I have noticed this phenomenon as well.    Probably has to do with leaving the dome shut.   Middle of the day brisket cooks I catch myself opening every few hours to check on it.  
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  • I don't, at least not for about 6 hours to check temp the first time and it's at like 140... world's longest stall...
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  • DMW said:
    When it's dark out, the dragons roam. When they find meat in a smoker, they open the dome and roast it with their ephemeral flame. During the daylight, they don't do that.
    that's probably the most logical explanation! 
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  • DMWDMW Posts: 12,507
    DMW said:
    When it's dark out, the dragons roam. When they find meat in a smoker, they open the dome and roast it with their ephemeral flame. During the daylight, they don't do that.
    that's probably the most logical explanation! 
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  • Me either, but I figure it's more because of my brutal honesty than anything. Everyone wants you to be honest, until you are...
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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 16,794
    Next time split the difference and see what happens.  But always remember, "The friggin cow drives the cook."  ;)
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • gmacgmac Posts: 1,789
    Best results I have had so far is to prep the brisket and go to bed, get up about 2, start the fire and have it stable by 3 and then back to bed for a while. 
    Im no expert but I also found overnight to be hard and during the day to not be enough. 
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  • GymGym Posts: 306
    It's gotta be the Dragon theory
  • 15 hours on this cook, and it turned out amazing as usual, just the time it took... got to bed around 1 am because of it 
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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 16,794
    Nailed that one.  Great bark and ring.
    Hope you had a party lined up or that will dry out before your eyes.  
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  • GymGym Posts: 306
    lousubcap said:
    Nailed that one.  Great bark and ring.
    Hope you had a party lined up or that will dry out before your eyes.  
    So true. I learned that the hard way
  • It does dry out, as all brisket will. However, if you throw it in a saucepan on super low heat and add a little bit of a good dark beer (porter or stout) then bring it up to temp slow then it gets nice and juicy again and has a pretty spectacular added flavor. I've reheated many slices this way and have yet to be disappointed. 

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  • jabamjabam Posts: 1,694
    Have to ask...did you slice that by hand? If so, pretty good knife work right there. 
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  • jabam said:
    Have to ask...did you slice that by hand? If so, pretty good knife work right there. 
    yes I did, thank you! a good knife makes a world of difference 

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  • BotchBotch Posts: 6,360
    Dave, I'll bet a paycheck you don't have a Kick-Ash basket.  Get one.  
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  • I cooked a 13 lbr, got up at 5 , fire rolling at 6, on at 7 at 300, no.peek until 1p.m., foiled at 2pulled at 5, 198 degrees FTC, for 2 hours ate at 7:30 for what is worth, all cooks a little different.
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