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    Well, I'm going to be up off and on anyway, so I figured I'd do a post on smoking brisket. I always check when I'm at the local Wal-Fart to see if they have any Choice-grade packer briskets in-they did this time!

    This is a 10+ pounder that I trimmed some, and rubbed it with my usual home-made hodge-podge rub that I make up on the spot (but they always win raves!). For brisket, it's generally some combination of black pepper, kosher salt, Montreal steak seasoning, onion powder, garlic powder (and this time a little paprika and brown sugar cuz why not?).


    My experience with rubs is that any combo that passes the taste test off a pinky dipped in it will be great on your meat! Plus most rub recipes that I see have varying ratios of six or seven basic spices depending on whether they are beef or pork.

    I put it on my Akorn kamado over a bowl full of Royal Oak, with some hickory and pecan chips and chunks for smoke flavor. It's riding somewhere in the mid-200's according to the (inaccurate) dome thermometer. I used to wear myself out obsessing over temps (and constantly adjusting vents chasing those temps!) until my dual-probe Maverick with remote sensor broke. I realized that it made no difference to the meat whatsoever and haven't bothered replacing it.

    I may post up an after shot or two later if I think of it. Does anyone else here smoke brisket or other BBQ? Please post up and hijack this thread with smoked meat.

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    Sounds great! Brisket is hard to come by this side of the pond as butchers here cut meat differently. Still cherishing the memories of Texas BBQ's in the 1980s. Especially the hickory-smoked meat. Hickory only recently became available here. I never use the BBQ as a smoker. I don't even own one with a lid.
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    All of my rubs have brown sugar, smoked paprika goes well with beef too.
    Hard to go wrong although I did nail a few guests with too much cayenne and chilli one time. I ate it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kees View Post
    Sounds great! Brisket is hard to come by this side of the pond as butchers here cut meat differently. Still cherishing the memories of Texas BBQ's in the 1980s. Especially the hickory-smoked meat. Hickory only recently became available here. I never use the BBQ as a smoker. I don't even own one with a lid.
    Try Morrison's. I got a 2kg piece with point and flat. Over trimmed for me but tuned out well.

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    I will next time I am in the UK.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kees View Post
    I will next time I am in the UK.
    May have misunderstood "my side of the pond" lol

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    Aaron ive been known to smoke some meat ( ask the guys at Charlies meetup), with brisket, it is best to keep it simple, beef is different from pork,, and down here in Oklahoma and Texas we like it with lots of pepper, and some kind of salt ,, dry mustard works well to,along with Garlic salt for sure , then some other seasonings as you like. the key is good smoke for the first couple of hours, and down here hickory is good,, or like we do out on the Rigs, just go gather some Mesquite around the edge of location , and enough time to get a little char (bark) on the outside, and take those burnins and sauce them up as appetizers Tc
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    Nice, Diesel-Well, this one is close enough to foil and put in a 225 oven until it passes the probe test. Then I will double-wrap it in foil and towels and stuff it in a small cooler for few hours to stew in its own juices-that's when it gets REALLY good!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tcrideshd View Post
    Aaron ive been known to smoke some meat ( ask the guys at Charlies meetup), with brisket, it is best to keep it simple, beef is different from pork,, and down here in Oklahoma and Texas we like it with lots of pepper, and some kind of salt ,, dry mustard works well to,along with Garlic salt for sure , then some other seasonings as you like. the key is good smoke for the first couple of hours, and down here hickory is good,, or like we do out on the Rigs, just go gather some Mesquite around the edge of location , and enough time to get a little char (bark) on the outside, and take those burnins and sauce them up as appetizers Tc
    Straight salt and pepper for me. My 3 year old boy can't get enough of it. Tastes great

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