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Old 01-19-2006, 09:30 PM   #1
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I would start with a very full firering of lump, 10 coals should be fine. Leave the exhaust wide open, the intake does not need to be open more that 50%, take your time letting the pit temp comes up. You can use that time to make smokering, as you get closer to 220 cut back the intakes a bit and let it settle in.
I personelly only use one or two of the intake vents keeping the vent in the wind closed.
Keep asking questions these guys will all help.
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Old 01-19-2006, 09:45 PM   #2
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I do need to get down to TX one day, have not cooked one yet. Let me know would be great being able to fly in and have a team to cook with.
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Old 01-19-2006, 09:51 PM   #3
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I think I would enjoy cookin' on those pits. Let's try to work it out.
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What more is there to add...prime example of getting right from the horses mouth.
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I would start with a very full firering of lump, 10 coals should be fine. Leave the exhaust wide open, the intake does not need to be open more that 50%, take your time letting the pit temp comes up. You can use that time to make smokering, as you get closer to 220 cut back the intakes a bit and let it settle in.
I personelly only use one or two of the intake vents keeping the vent in the wind closed.
Keep asking questions these guys will all help.
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Please excuse my stupidly, What are 10 coals?
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Old 01-20-2006, 08:11 AM   #6
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Sounds great, keep us posted. Remember, patience is a virtue while waiting for temps to stabilize on the WSM. Don't get too busy playing with it!
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Old 01-20-2006, 09:39 AM   #7
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Jim(Minion), when you recommend to someone how to cook on a WSM, do you say "use the "me" method?" =D> =D> =D>
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101, shut em all the way down (leave the top vent open)...it will take a while, but when it gets down to 230, give one vent just the tinest crack and see it stabilizes. If you open all 3 vents, it may climb right back up with the air coming in.

You're right though, nothing is ruined.
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Jim(Minion), when you recommend to someone how to cook on a WSM, do you say "use the "me" method?" =D> =D> =D>
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Now days it just "The Method" :bow:
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For best results based on the fact that the pit temps did reach these kinds of temps, I would use something like Rick's Sinfull Marinade and go into foil. I would pull the flat off the cooker at 185 to 187 internal and go into a dry cooler.

There are a bunch of Tx and Okie cooks that are cooking at these pit temps (300 to 350¬ļ) and turning out great brisket. The way I look at is not every cook do you have prime conditions, how you handle the conditions that you are presented with is what makes you a great BBQ guy.
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Do you have a meat therm in there? If the brisket was cold when you put it in, it shouldn't cause too much harm. The foil sure won't hurt...
I imagine the exterior got a decent cooking. Keep in mind I don't know
what I'm talking about. Brisket is not my specialty at all.
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Any idea how hot the meat got when the temp spiked? If it didn't get too high, the rendering process could still go as hoped...the foil will help with that.
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Old 01-20-2006, 02:09 PM   #13
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we want pics!!!!
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I think 210* is high 101...190*-195* would be better. Then cooler it for 3 hours.
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Old 01-21-2006, 06:52 AM   #15
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Looks good to me! Was it tender?
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