Bar BQ Brisket

Discussion in 'Rusty's Grill' started by AC, Dec 15, 2019.

  1. AC

    AC 1,000+ Posts

    OK I’m in charge of Christmas Eve Brisket. I’ve eaten truckloads of it and now I’m doing it myself. I have a green egg. I found some trimmed brisket at HEB that is high quality. I know 200 F low and slow. Looking for some coordinators for my brisket. I lack experience making it not eating it! Thank You in advance!
     
  2. Vol Horn 4 Life

    Vol Horn 4 Life 5,000+ Posts

    I like moist brisket and not dry. For maximum tenderness/juciness I brine mine in Dr Pepper or Coke (not diet, need the sugar) for 48-72 hours. Rub the night before and let it go the next morning. I typically smoke at 225. After 6-7 hours wrap in aluminum foil for the remainder of the cook. I actually started putting it in the oven at 225 in the foil because having it on smoke does no good at that point and it makes my life much easier. I feel like I'm cheating, but whatever. When it's done I leave it wrapped and put it in a cooler for a couple hours to allow the meat to let the juices render throughout the meat.
     
  3. horninchicago

    horninchicago 5,000+ Posts

  4. AC

    AC 1,000+ Posts

    Thanks guys
    I’ll do the Dr Pepper marinade and use the other suggestions.
     
  5. horninchicago

    horninchicago 5,000+ Posts

    Remember, if you don't post pics on here later...it didn't really happen.
     
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  6. AC

    AC 1,000+ Posts

    Eye eye Captain.
     
  7. AC

    AC 1,000+ Posts

    Vol,

    I did the Dr Pepper Brine for 69 hours and then 6 hours with the rub. It’s been on the grill an 1:20. Holding the temp under 225 F has been tough, but so far so good.
    thanks.
     
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  8. Dionysus

    Dionysus Cocky + Relaxed Admin

    I can vouch for AC’s grill work at the Spring Game. It was first rate.
     
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  9. LousianaHorn

    LousianaHorn 1,000+ Posts

    low and slow and throw a little pecan wood on there besides the normal hickory/mesquite mix.
     
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  10. Horn87

    Horn87 1,000+ Posts

    well?? anxious to hear how it turned out....
     
  11. AC

    AC 1,000+ Posts

    It was great. Lots of left overs. I got up at 4:30 AM and stayed up until 11:30 PM last night with it but the brisket is fork tender, good bark and flavor. My Beagle absolutely loves watching me smoke brisket! I’m real tired tonight, think I’ll go to bed early!
     
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  12. AC

    AC 1,000+ Posts

    Picture won’t paste, I’ll keep trying.
     
  13. Vol Horn 4 Life

    Vol Horn 4 Life 5,000+ Posts

    Glad it all worked out! I'm a big fan of moist brisket and since I started doing the brine I've never had anything go wrong.
     
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  14. AC

    AC 1,000+ Posts

    Thank You Vol Horn and HIC for helping me thru my first brisket! Pretty awesome this community we have!
    :hookem2:
     
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