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Brisket - Traeger and BGE teamwork

CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 6,194
edited February 19 in Beef
About 13.5lb, injected with 1 cup low sodium beef broth + 1 ts garlic powder + 1 ts onion powder, coated with layers of worcestershire sauce + Lane's Signature rub + yellow mustard + Lanes's Qnami rub. Rested overnight.

Set up XL with few pieces of furniture grade new oak chunks.  Started in Traeger for 2.5 hr at 180'ish for the smoke ring that I have trouble getting in BGE, then transferred to XL to complete the cook.  Wrapped in butcher paper at IT 170 when bark was decent, pulled at IT 205, rested in cooler for an hour.  Whole cook took looooong 18 hours ... XL started at 225 but bumped to 250, 275 and 300 as time was running out  :)  

Still experimenting with different ways to attack brisket, including SV, have to say this is quite decent.








canuckland

Comments

  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 7,905
    Can't argue with that pretty smoke ring and pool juices on the cutting board!
    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,982
    edited February 19
    Looks like the collaboration on cookers worked for your smoke ring.  Brisket looks great! 18 hrs, you have more patience than I do. Lol
    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs, Humphrey's Weekender, Superior Smokers SS-Two, MAK 1-Star General, Hasty Bake Gourmet, Santa Maria Grill, Thai Charcoal cooker, Webers: 18.5" WSM, 22.5" OTG, 22.5" Kettle Premium, WGA Charcoal, Summit S-620 NG

    Bay Area, CA
  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 11,594
    Looks great!   
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  • sloveladslovelad Posts: 1,715
    Pictures say it all. Damn good work 
  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 16,502
    Great result right there.
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 16,777
    Way to bring it home.  Congrats on working the process as the end result speaks to your success.  I'm hungry.  
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 6,194
    Thanks everyone for the kind words.

    @R2Egg2Q I started early and low deliberately, most of the time was hands off with the Traeger electronics and Stoker minding the temp while I slept, I was also busy cooking ribs in the Traeger and pizza+naan in the kitchen box!
    canuckland
  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,982
    Thanks everyone for the kind words.

    @R2Egg2Q I started early and low deliberately, most of the time was hands off with the Traeger electronics and Stoker minding the temp while I slept, I was also busy cooking ribs in the Traeger and pizza+naan in the kitchen box!
    Sounds like quite the feast and you made the most out of your time (including getting some decent sleep).  Well done!
    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs, Humphrey's Weekender, Superior Smokers SS-Two, MAK 1-Star General, Hasty Bake Gourmet, Santa Maria Grill, Thai Charcoal cooker, Webers: 18.5" WSM, 22.5" OTG, 22.5" Kettle Premium, WGA Charcoal, Summit S-620 NG

    Bay Area, CA
  • saluki2007saluki2007 Posts: 3,794
    Looks like you nailed it.  Bravo!
    Large and Small BGE
    Morton, IL

  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 6,492
    Dude.  Outstanding.  I'm gearing up for a big cook in a few weeks (10-12 briskets and 10-12 pork butts) and I was thinking of something like that - only starting the briskets on a huge offset and finishing them on kamados (combination of BGEs and other brands) while we use the offset for the pork.

    This post validates my thinking.  Thank you.

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

    San Antonio, TX

  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 6,194
    @Foghorn Wow, that's a BIG cook, I'm sure you'd smash it! Lots of pictures please!
    canuckland
  • JohnnyTarheelJohnnyTarheel Posts: 5,139
    Wow... great cook
    Charlotte, NC - Large BGE 2014, Maverick ET 733, Thermopen, Nest, Platesetter, Woo2 and Extender w/Grid, Kick Ash Basket, Pizza Stone, SS Smokeware Cap, Blackstone 36"
  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 6,492
    @Foghorn Wow, that's a BIG cook, I'm sure you'd smash it! Lots of pictures please!
    I'll definitely take some pictures.  If any of the briskets turn out a good as yours it will be a win.

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

    San Antonio, TX

  • calikingcaliking Posts: 11,125
    Gary, you definitely have more patience than I do, and you definitely use your superpowers for good :)

    Have you done brisket entirely on the Traeger yet? Any advantage to moving the brisket to the BGE to finish the cook? 

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 6,194
    Ashish, not brisket but I've done pulled pork all the way in the Traeger, I recall vaguely it was drier and lacks the smoke taste profile from the BGE that the family loves; also afraid of the occasional void in the pellet feed if left unattended overnight. Needed the Traeger for four racks of baby back ribs too. 
    canuckland
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