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Old 01-24-2010, 02:26 PM   #1
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Brisket Challenge

In response to my drooling over all the brisket activity on this blog, I challenged myself to smoke my first brisket. After I bought a 4.3 lb. flat brisket at Costco, I panicked and lost my nerve. What did I do? I posted "Due or Die Brisket" on this blog and got lots of help from regulars like Gary, Bigwheel, Ron, Buzz, etc., I got up the courage to rub up the brisket and slather a couple of racks of ribs today.

Here's the brisket ready to go with some Suckle Busters Hoochie Mama rub. Ziggy, our
Great Dane on the far left of the photo, has taken notice!


The ribs have yellow mustard slathered on them and Wolfe Rub Original.


Got them in the WSM with some hardwood for fuel and Pecan hunks for flavor. I'll post the
results later in the day.

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Old 01-24-2010, 02:43 PM   #2
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Is that snow on that mountain?? In California??

The highest thing around here is a pitchers mound..........

Good luck on the brisket and ribs!
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Old 01-24-2010, 02:51 PM   #3
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Is that snow on that mountain?? In California??

The highest thing around here is a pitchers mound..........

Good luck on the brisket and ribs!
Yes it's snow. We got 4 feet of it from the storms last week. It's about an hours drive to the local ski resorts up there from us.

Thanks for the good wishes.
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All looks really good Lew and I love the mountain-scape, wow great view.
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Looks good Smokey Lew! I was hoping to cook this weekend now that the freakin rain has stopped but unfortunately I had too many things to get done. I'll be expecting my phone to ring when everything is ready and I'll be right down.
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gorgeous view. I think the ultimate is being able to see
snow without being in it
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gorgeous view. I think the ultimate is being able to see
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It is. I want to visit snow, it doesn't need to visit me.

Looking good Lew, Let us know how it turns out.
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Old 01-24-2010, 04:23 PM   #8
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Okay, it's about 2:30 in the afternoon and the brisket and ribs have been smoking for about 2.5 hrs. I pulled the brisket, set it on foil and put the temp. probe in it. It's registering at 162 degrees. Also added some of the hot mop and then closed the foil and put it back in the WSM. Just turned the ribs over and will probably foil and mop them in another half hour.


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Looks good. Now dont be flipping those spares. Meat side down until they are done.

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Looks good. Now dont be flipping those spares. Meat side down until they are done.

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OOPS - I've been doing it wrong! I was under the impression that ribs were to go bone side down. Live and learn. Thanks for the heads up!
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