OtherGround Forums First time brisket

7/10/20 11:41 PM
10/20/07
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Last few I've done I've just stick to brisket point since it's just me that eats them

7/10/20 11:43 PM
4/13/12
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slumdog -
Nytron -

Salt and pepper only with brisket.

You gonna texas crutch?

What temp you aiming for, 203?

Don't forget to FTC (foil, towel, cooler) afterwards.

Butcher paper once I get the color I like. Following all the other steps too! 

you actually want peach paper.  it's unbleached and unwaxed.  i use parchment when i have nothing else.  used to be hard to find, but now amazon carries it.

https://www.amazon.com/APPROVED-Briskets-Wrapping-Unbleached-Uncoated/dp/B07ZPFQ6PN/ref=asc_df_B07ZPFQ6PN/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=416636253337&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=17050816476740747058&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9028794&hvtargid=pla-875065992619&psc=1&tag=&ref=&adgrpid=94717458860&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvadid=416636253337&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=17050816476740747058&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9028794&hvtargid=pla-875065992619

7/10/20 11:43 PM
9/23/07
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I have never had brisket that was as good as BBQ beef short rib.


I have only had brisket 3-4 times in my life where I would call it "good".

And I have eaten bbq in texas.

7/10/20 11:45 PM
10/20/07
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Anything pig is, by rule, generally better than anything beef

7/10/20 11:47 PM
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John Cable -

 

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and lol at prime. The purpose of cooking a brisket is to make something good out of what usually would be ground into hamburger or chunked into chili. 

 

in yall. 

 

broil king keg. I drink i smoke.

brisket is the cheapest cut on every cow, but even prime steers have two briskets on them.  someone's gotta cook them.

every smokehouse in lockhart and all competition teams use prime briskets.  it costs an extra $1 or 2 a pound and makes all the difference in the world.  if you're not using prime, you're cooking inferior briskets.  step up your game, son.

7/10/20 11:48 PM
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Festus -

Anything pig is, by rule, generally better than anything beef

your mother was a prostitute and your father molested children.

7/10/20 11:50 PM
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Black Dougie -
EFM -
Black Dougie -
NiteProwleR -

Dont overthink it. If you look it dont cook

 trim that nasty huck around the middle. Itll double your stall.

Yeah - i have started cutting out as much of the hard deckle fat between the point and flat as possible.  I try to get the point to lay as flat as possible.


Also OP - if you are gonna rub that nice-looking brisket and let it sit overnight, make sure there is no salt in the rub.  

The best brisket I've cooked so far I hardly trimmed at all.  I cut out a good chunk of the deckle but not all of it.

I'm convinced the actual brisket you get is 90% of the fight.

Yeah - i get all my briskets from the same place (and same grade), but some are just a freaking headache.  I don't mind having to do a bunch of trimming on the fat cap, etc, but the way they are wrapped, most times you can't really get a good grasp of the size and quality of the point.  

picking the perfect brisket is an art.

7/10/20 11:52 PM
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Brockback Mountain -

I have never had brisket that was as good as BBQ beef short rib.


I have only had brisket 3-4 times in my life where I would call it "good".

And I have eaten bbq in texas.

where?  dickies?

when done right, central texas bbq brisket is about as good as beef can get.

7/10/20 11:57 PM
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EFM -
Festus -

Anything pig is, by rule, generally better than anything beef

your mother was a prostitute and your father molested children.

Ouch.  That hurts me to my soul

7/11/20 12:33 AM
11/25/09
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Good luck! How big is that and what time are you starting your cook?

7/11/20 12:54 AM
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Festus -
EFM -
Festus -

Anything pig is, by rule, generally better than anything beef

your mother was a prostitute and your father molested children.

Ouch.  That hurts me to my soul

Nothing personal, man.

7/11/20 12:57 AM
8/28/10
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Where Ninjachef at? This fools brisket is the best I've ever had. Ever. 

7/11/20 1:08 AM
1/3/11
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Always get a left handed brisket.... they are more tender... 

7/11/20 1:13 AM
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roxa star -

Good luck! How big is that and what time are you starting your cook?

It was 14lbs. Before trimming. Starting at 5am to be safe. First time and no guest, so it’s done when it’s done lol

7/11/20 1:16 AM
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this is what I got
7/11/20 1:17 AM
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Ringworm74 -

Always get a left handed brisket.... they are more tender... 

Perfect, I’m wrong handed anyway 

7/11/20 3:48 AM
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slumdog -


this is what I got

that's not OG, but it's probably better.  that's what you want.  that's optimal.

7/11/20 10:36 AM
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7/11/20 12:44 PM
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I wish i could do this :(

7/11/20 12:48 PM
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slumdog -


Shit yeah!  You got this, broheim

7/11/20 12:59 PM
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Dammit.  I want some brisket.

Edited: 7/11/20 1:30 PM
11/24/13
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As far as smoking meats, nothing is better than brisket. You gonna make a homemade BBQ sauce to go with it?

7/11/20 1:33 PM
11/24/13
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Brockback Mountain -

I have never had brisket that was as good as BBQ beef short rib.


I have only had brisket 3-4 times in my life where I would call it "good".

And I have eaten bbq in texas.

Beef plate ribs are amazing as well. Brisket is harder to perfect. Done properly, they are both amazing. Very similar actually.

7/11/20 3:46 PM
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5 hours in so far
7/11/20 3:47 PM
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Nytron -

As far as smoking meats, nothing is better than brisket. You gonna make a homemade BBQ sauce to go with it?

Honestly, probably not. This is my first brisket and I didn’t want to overthink anything. I have some decent sauces I can heat up and apply.