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Old 07-10-2009, 07:23 PM   #1
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I am smoking my first brisket tomorrow morning. I've made my spice rub and am wondering if I should put it on overnight or first thing tomorrow morning. The spice rub recipe is Jim Minion's in Weber's Cooking with Charcoal.

I forgot to resupply my wood supply and I only have one fist sized piece of apple wood, mesquite, and hickory. I was thinking about using the apple and a couple of pieces of mesquite. In some of the BBQ roundtables I recall some people saying mesquite can be over powering. Is there anything I should be wary of with mesquite?

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Old 07-10-2009, 07:44 PM   #2
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PASS of the mesquite....no matter what the Texan's say. It's for fast hot grilling.

Throw it on at midnight...with 2 hickory and 1 apple...if you got it. Good luck
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I have used mesquite a number of times on pork butts, briskets, chickens and Turkeys and it has always come out fine for me!
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Old 07-11-2009, 07:29 AM   #4
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Scotty is right, mesquite is great for grilling hot. However, mesquite is a good match for beef as long as you don't over do it, it can be strong. If you chose to go with mesquite 2 pieces would be sufficient, anymore and it may be overpowering. I use hickory on 95% of my briskets and generally use between 4-5 small fist size pieces.
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Old 07-13-2009, 12:15 PM   #5
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Mesquite! We Texans use it for everything and it's awesome!
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Old 07-13-2009, 05:51 PM   #6
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Use the apple and hickory. Skip the 'skeet
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Old 07-13-2009, 05:52 PM   #7
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Got to agree with Scotty.
As far as native wood goes, dry red oak mixxed with a little cherry ain't bad. White oak is better but harder to find. Sugar Maple works pretty good too. We have a little hickory here in Maine and thats always good. Ya probably can get it more easily in Mass
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PASS of the mesquite....no matter what the Texan's say. It's for fast hot grilling.

Throw it on at midnight...with 2 hickory and 1 apple...if you got it. Good luck
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Old 07-14-2009, 06:49 AM   #8
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Thanks for all the suggestions. I went with about half apple and half hickory and it came out quite tasty.








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Nice!
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Looks nice and juicy to me!!!
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