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Going to smoke a brisket... Need input
« on: July 28, 2020, 08:27:04 AM »
Looking to smoke a 8-9lbs brisket in my kettle.
Is the snake method with wood chips a good way to go about it? Appreciate any tip.

JEBIV

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Re: Going to smoke a brisket... Need input
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2020, 08:39:14 AM »
Looking to smoke a 8-9lbs brisket in my kettle.
Is the snake method with wood chips a good way to go about it? Appreciate any tip.
I personally love the snake, but i prefer wood chunks versus chips
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bbqking01

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Re: Going to smoke a brisket... Need input
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2020, 09:02:36 AM »
I used to use chips only, now use chunks, chunk are a milder longer smoke flavor. Plus smoke ring.


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AZ2FL

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Re: Going to smoke a brisket... Need input
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2020, 09:04:25 AM »
I'll second @JEBIV wood chunk suggestion.

Chunks will be approximately 2" to 4" square/rectangular by 3" to 4" in length.
Do NOT soak wood chunks in water.

I'm sure others can chime in on how many chunks to use with snake method.
 

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  • Smokey Joe
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Re: Going to smoke a brisket... Need input
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2020, 11:20:30 AM »
Can't find a brisket... Short notice lol.
What other piece is good?

JEBIV

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Re: Going to smoke a brisket... Need input
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2020, 11:36:15 AM »
can't go wrong with a pork butt
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AZ2FL

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Re: Going to smoke a brisket... Need input
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2020, 03:11:55 PM »
Two to three pound chuck roast

LiquidOcelot

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Re: Going to smoke a brisket... Need input
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2020, 10:28:36 PM »
Pork ass, snake 2x2 , what ever wood you got around, bottom blades 1/4 open top vent wide open, light 10 coals give it 10 mins, install meat, drink beer, come back in 3/4 hours , wrap, 2/3 more hours, rest 1-2 hours. Enjoy.


This is literally how I smoke ANYTHING

my only tip is DO NOT go by temp. Once the bark is firm, wrap. Once you can tooth pick it like your baking a cake your golden.

 Temp can mess with you. First and only time i did a brisket i went by temp and it wasn't done enough. Pork is damn near un fuckupable.

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Re: Going to smoke a brisket... Need input
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2020, 03:36:37 AM »
Thanks for the input everyone. I finally found brisket.
Snake is what I want to try. How many brickettes do I need for a 10lbs meat? I'll be adding wood chips in between the brickettes also. Do I put the brisket in an aluminium pan/plate it can retain it juices or do I'd just put an aluminium plate at the bottom with some water to help keep the air humid?

AZ2FL

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Re: Going to smoke a brisket... Need input
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2020, 04:27:38 AM »
Thanks for the input everyone. I finally found brisket.
Snake is what I want to try. How many brickettes do I need for a 10lbs meat? I'll be adding wood chips in between the brickettes also. Do I put the brisket in an aluminium pan/plate it can retain it juices or do I'd just put an aluminium plate at the bottom with some water to help keep the air humid?
Use wood chunks.

Three options
  • Double wrap in heavy aluminum foil when you get a nice bark (between 150-160 degrees). Place in foil pan if you want.
  • Wrap in butcher paper (no wax butcher paper) when you get nice bark. No foil pan needed.
  • No foil or butcher paper, this will yeild a really nice bark

Is your brisket a whole packer?
What grade of beef Prime, Choice or Select ?




AZ2FL

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Re: Going to smoke a brisket... Need input
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2020, 06:01:16 AM »
Do I put the brisket in an aluminium pan/plate it can retain it juices or do I'd just put an aluminium plate at the bottom with some water to help keep the air humid?

As stated by @LiquidOcelot in an earlier post, do not go by temp alone, use the probe test. Start probing with a toothpick or bamboo skewer at 200-202 about every 10-15 minutes.  I've had brisket probe tender at 202 and others at 210.

After brisket is probe tender remove from pit.
 * if using aluminum foil pouch; open foil up (do not remove brisket), let brisket cool to 185-190 IT
 * if using butcher paper; do not unwrap, place on cooling rack, let brisket cool to 185-190 IT
 * if not using aluminum foil or paper; place on cooling rack and let brisket cool to 185-190 IT
 Cooling brisket to 185-190 will stop the temp climb.

After brisket has cooled to 185-190 IT
Itís time for brisket to rest in a cooler (ice chest, w/no ice) for two to three hours, wrapped in bath or beach towels.
*  aluminum foil pouch; close it up tight (you donít want all the juice in your cooler)
*  butcher paper; place in cooler as is
* unwrapped brisket; wrap in butcher paper (you donít want brisket sticking to your towels)

Slice brisket and enjoy!
I wonít get into slicing brisket, just google it Ö. Lol

I do not dry brine, inject, nor use a fancy rub. Salt & fresh ground black pepper (50/50 ratio) is all I use.
This is how I cook brisket and it works for me.
« Last Edit: July 29, 2020, 08:52:33 AM by AZ2FL »

LiquidOcelot

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Re: Going to smoke a brisket... Need input
« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2020, 07:07:18 AM »
Thanks for the input everyone. I finally found brisket.
Snake is what I want to try. How many brickettes do I need for a 10lbs meat? I'll be adding wood chips in between the brickettes also. Do I put the brisket in an aluminium pan/plate it can retain it juices or do I'd just put an aluminium plate at the bottom with some water to help keep the air humid?
https://youtu.be/e-U0G-6pFy4

Here's my video on how I set everything up.

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AZ2FL

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Re: Going to smoke a brisket... Need input
« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2020, 07:26:12 AM »
https://youtu.be/e-U0G-6pFy4

Here's my video on how I set everything up.

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I watched your video and at the 4:30 minute mark, you used the chimney upside-down. That's a great tip!
 

JEBIV

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Re: Going to smoke a brisket... Need input
« Reply #13 on: July 29, 2020, 08:25:17 AM »
I liked the upside down chimney trick, never thought of that. Good looking video, sweet butt too !!
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LiquidOcelot

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Re: Going to smoke a brisket... Need input
« Reply #14 on: July 29, 2020, 08:32:46 AM »
Lol I try i try.

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