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First Brisket Results

RajunCajunRajunCajun Posts: 572
edited 2:14AM in EggHead Forum
Good Morning!![p]I decided to cook an "experimental" brisket this past Tuesday. My main objective was to try out my new DigiQ on a longgg low n slow cook. Here are the details:[p]1) Started with a 7lb brisket
2) Set the grid temp to 200deg and the internal meat temp to 190deg. Also turned on the RAMP mode (which should have kicked in at ~160 deg)
3) The brisket went on at 9pm and when I awakened the following morning the temp was very stable at 200deg. The dome temp was ~250deg
4) The internal temp seemed to plateau at ~155deg and remained there for ~3 hours
5) I noticed that the dome temp had dropped to ~210deg
6) Kicked up the grid temp to 225deg
7) As the internal meat temp crossed the 160deg mark, the ramp mode never engaged
8) At 22 hours of cook time, the DigiQ said the internal temp was 174deg. My thermapen said it was more like 185deg.
9) Trusting my thermapen, I pulled the brisket, wrapped it in foil and put it in an ice chest for 2 hours.
10) Result: Very moist brisket....and my wife considered my experiment a success.[p]Thanks to everyone in the forum for the great suggestions and ideas.[p]RajunCajun

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  • thirdeyethirdeye Posts: 7,428
    RajunCajun,[p]It sounds like the Ramp Mode did kick in. When it sensed the 155°-160°, it ramped down the pit temp down. It was trying to keep a low enough pit temp that the meat would not ever go over 190°.[p]It sounds like the brisket came out fine. I pull a lot of them in the high 180°'s to mid-190°'s.[p]~thirdeye~
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  • JD McGeeJD McGee Posts: 250
    RajunCajun,[p]Congrats all we need are pics. :)[p]JD
    Wine Country "Q" Competition BBQ Team Pacific Northwest BBQ Association's 2011 "Team Of The Year"
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