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Babekyu

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Preparing to cook a brisket in a 22" WSM
« on: August 20, 2020, 02:30:41 PM »
Hi,

I am preparing to cook my first brisket in a 22" WSM.  I think it'll be a 12 pound piece of meat and I'll be cooking it low and slow, around 250 degrees.  I'm guessing it'll take about 10 hours, give or take.  My question is about the charcoal.  Should 18 pounds (1 bag of Kingsford Original) be enough?  Also, should I put it all in at once or start with about half and load more as I need it?

Thank you.
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michaelmilitello

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Re: Preparing to cook a brisket in a 22" WSM
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2020, 03:25:35 PM »
18 pounds will be plenty.   Load all at once.  You can save the used or unburned coals.  If you plan to wrap you can save the coal after the wrap and oven finish.   A BTU is a btu at that point. 


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Babekyu

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Re: Preparing to cook a brisket in a 22" WSM
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2020, 02:08:46 PM »
Thank you michaelmilitello. The bag lasted 10 hours, and could've gone longer but I shut it down at the end of the cook. The end result was splendid. It got 7 wows from the wife.

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1911Ron

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Re: Preparing to cook a brisket in a 22" WSM
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2020, 05:16:19 PM »
I'd say you did good!  :)
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Babekyu

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Re: Preparing to cook a brisket in a 22" WSM
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2020, 01:44:58 AM »
I'd say you did good!  :)

Thank you.  :)
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Mike Huff

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Re: Preparing to cook a brisket in a 22" WSM
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2020, 07:28:42 PM »
Agree, looks like it was very good!

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Babekyu

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Re: Preparing to cook a brisket in a 22" WSM
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2020, 02:42:24 AM »
Agree, looks like it was very good!

Thank you.  It was delicious!
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Re: Preparing to cook a brisket in a 22" WSM
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2020, 09:15:35 AM »
A 7 wife-wow? Impressive. I have yet to try a brisket, but I'm going to set the bar lower and hope for a 2 or 3 wife-wow.

Babekyu

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Re: Preparing to cook a brisket in a 22" WSM
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2020, 01:38:29 AM »
A 7 wife-wow? Impressive. I have yet to try a brisket, but I'm going to set the bar lower and hope for a 2 or 3 wife-wow.

You should definitely try it.  You and your wife could be pleasantly surprised.  Post a picture or two!
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MikekiM

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Re: Preparing to cook a brisket in a 22" WSM
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2020, 01:09:05 PM »
Nice.. 
doing my first brisket this weekend.  hope my wife is so generous. 


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Babekyu

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Re: Preparing to cook a brisket in a 22" WSM
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2020, 03:14:30 AM »
Nice.. 
doing my first brisket this weekend.  hope my wife is so generous.

@MikekiM - So how'd it go?
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Jrzy.Hillbilly

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Re: Preparing to cook a brisket in a 22" WSM
« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2020, 01:42:12 PM »
Awesome cook!


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Re: Preparing to cook a brisket in a 22" WSM
« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2020, 03:18:19 PM »

You should definitely try it.  You and your wife could be pleasantly surprised.  Post a picture or two!



I didn't see this until now. Just did a couple pork butts yesterday. Brisket is a little pricy for me at the moment, especially since I jumped on the opportunity to order the Glen Blue 26". Over the past few days, she has said that she didn't want to talk to me. Hopefully, the pulled pork helps.

Mike Huff

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Re: Preparing to cook a brisket in a 22" WSM
« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2020, 08:03:28 PM »
My wife wouldn't even let me read this to her....I did anyway.  She said I'm not funny.


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bbqking01

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Re: Preparing to cook a brisket in a 22" WSM
« Reply #14 on: September 26, 2020, 04:49:54 AM »

My wife wouldn't even let me read this to her....I did anyway.  She said I'm not funny.


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sounds like your wife and mine hatched from the same egg.


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