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Re: what not to do while smoking a brisket
« Reply #30 on: June 30, 2022, 01:17:55 PM »
dont get really drunk and forget about the brisket......
dont miss the opportunity if space allows to make some snacks in the smoker alongside the brisket
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Re: what not to do while smoking a brisket
« Reply #31 on: June 30, 2022, 01:36:45 PM »
dont get really drunk and forget about the brisket......
dont miss the opportunity if space allows to make some snacks in the smoker alongside the brisket

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Re: what not to do while smoking a brisket
« Reply #32 on: June 30, 2022, 01:40:00 PM »
DO NOT spray your brisket with counter cleaner, instead of beef broth.  It will ruin your whole day.....

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Re: what not to do while smoking a brisket
« Reply #33 on: June 30, 2022, 02:01:21 PM »
I've towel wrapped it in the oven and it's held temp for me about the same as a cooler.

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Re: what not to do while smoking a brisket
« Reply #34 on: June 30, 2022, 02:47:56 PM »
DO NOT spray your brisket with counter cleaner, instead of beef broth.  It will ruin your whole day.....

Cross reference with the first sentence in Reply #30.

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Re: what not to do while smoking a brisket
« Reply #35 on: June 30, 2022, 02:50:52 PM »
yeah my wife is picking up a cheap cooler up at wally world today. thanks for all the pointers

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Re: what not to do while smoking a brisket
« Reply #36 on: June 30, 2022, 03:32:47 PM »
IMO - no need for a prime grade brisket.  A choice or select have more than enough fat to keep it moist while cooking.  To me, BBQing is about taking some of the cheapest, toughest, fattiest meats and making them taste good.  Of course cheap went out the window after all the damned BBQ contests and cooking shows.  I used to by briskets for well under $1/lb 10 years ago.  Yeah - get off my lawn  :o

Just keep it simple.  Lots of good advice given.

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Re: what not to do while smoking a brisket
« Reply #37 on: June 30, 2022, 03:35:10 PM »
Do not handle gasoline while smoking anything.   You could catch on fire!   :chuckle:

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Re: what not to do while smoking a brisket
« Reply #38 on: June 30, 2022, 04:45:07 PM »
IMO - no need for a prime grade brisket.  A choice or select have more than enough fat to keep it moist while cooking.  To me, BBQing is about taking some of the cheapest, toughest, fattiest meats and making them taste good.  Of course cheap went out the window after all the damned BBQ contests and cooking shows.  I used to by briskets for well under $1/lb 10 years ago.  Yeah - get off my lawn  :o

Just keep it simple.  Lots of good advice given.

About as bad as pork bellies. No more homemade bacon after the belly craze these days.

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Re: what not to do while smoking a brisket
« Reply #39 on: June 30, 2022, 05:55:24 PM »
If you put a prime and choice brisket next to each other and they are the same price I don't know many people who enjoy meat that are going to not care or choose the choice.

The point is one thing but the flat is night and day different with a prime brisket.

Costco also usually trims their meat better than the average meat packer.

To each their own though.

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Re: what not to do while smoking a brisket
« Reply #40 on: June 30, 2022, 06:17:58 PM »
If you like fat, do a point, if you like a bit leaner than go for the flat. Or do a whole one and best of both worlds  :tup:
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Re: what not to do while smoking a brisket
« Reply #41 on: June 30, 2022, 07:20:24 PM »
IMO - no need for a prime grade brisket.  A choice or select have more than enough fat to keep it moist while cooking.  To me, BBQing is about taking some of the cheapest, toughest, fattiest meats and making them taste good.  Of course cheap went out the window after all the damned BBQ contests and cooking shows.  I used to by briskets for well under $1/lb 10 years ago.  Yeah - get off my lawn  :o

Just keep it simple.  Lots of good advice given.
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Re: what not to do while smoking a brisket
« Reply #42 on: July 01, 2022, 07:31:13 AM »
IMO - no need for a prime grade brisket.  A choice or select have more than enough fat to keep it moist while cooking.  To me, BBQing is about taking some of the cheapest, toughest, fattiest meats and making them taste good.  Of course cheap went out the window after all the damned BBQ contests and cooking shows.  I used to by briskets for well under $1/lb 10 years ago.  Yeah - get off my lawn  :o

Just keep it simple.  Lots of good advice given.

That's where the roots of BBQ are for sure. But I look at it like smoked salmon. Lot's of guys smoke pinks, chums and beat up fish because they aren't that great on the grill, and they turn out decent on the smoker. But if you really enjoy smoked salmon, start with the brightest, best fish you can get and the results are on another level.
 

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Re: what not to do while smoking a brisket
« Reply #43 on: July 01, 2022, 08:28:23 AM »
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Re: what not to do while smoking a brisket
« Reply #44 on: July 01, 2022, 12:08:35 PM »
what ever you do, do not get frustrated at the sudden lag of temp increases at 170 and turn up the heat to get it to the 205.  low and slow, and it will lag for a awhile. and letting it rest. in foil and towels,

 


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