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Recipes => Beef => Topic started by: SamRothstein on May 23, 2021, 07:11:47 AM

Title: My 6 hour brisket - a tale of worry and redemption
Post by: SamRothstein on May 23, 2021, 07:11:47 AM
I started off with a 13lbs packer from Costco, trimmed a little fat and removed the deckle before coating with a 50/50 salt and pepper rub. Put in smoker about 3:15am, 175 for 35, 200 for 35, 250 rest of the way with about 3.5oz each of apple, cherry and hickory.

When I woke up at 8 the probes were reading 190s. I was confused and assumed the probes were placed incorrectly, but my instant read confirmed the temp. I was shocked and worried. This brisket was to be served at 7pm! She coasted the rest of the way to 203/205 and was probe tender and bendy by 9am. I wrapped in foil and towels and tossed it into a cooler and began searching how long I could reasonably keep it warm that way. I left the probes in around maybe 2pm started getting into the 150F range which is when I tossed it into the oven at 170f.

Fast forward to 7pm and I began the slicing and tasting. I was pleasantly surprised! Flavor was great, meat was tender and everyone liked it. It was on the drier side, but I attribute that to inexperienced trimming more than the extra long hold. I get carried away sometimes!

Overall I call it a success and canít wait for the next one!
Title: Re: My 6 hour brisket - a tale of worry and redemption
Post by: lcdearman on May 23, 2021, 09:43:34 AM
Wow, that was a fast cook, but that brisket looks fantastic!
Title: Re: My 6 hour brisket - a tale of worry and redemption
Post by: SamRothstein on May 23, 2021, 09:59:18 AM
Wow, that was a fast cook, but that brisket looks fantastic!

Thanks. Canít wait to finish it off for lunch in a couple hours!
Title: Re: My 6 hour brisket - a tale of worry and redemption
Post by: old sarge on May 23, 2021, 02:01:05 PM
Looks good to me!