Sunday, November 1, 2009

Home Brisket number 3

The Mrs made her third home brisket attempt today and we're closing in on the real deal. Today we used a trimmed brisket and a mix of hickory and pecan for a 5 hour smoke. We finished with 2 1/2 hours in the oven at 250. The result was a deep penetrating smoke flavor which was just about perfect. Check out the smoke ring below. The tenderness was ok, but not quite to perfection standards. We decided it needed at least 5, maybe up to 7 additional hours in the 250 oven to get the desired tenderness. Regardless, it sure is fun eating the experiments! We're close, durned close! We shall be experimenting on ribs soon enough!


  1. Vert nice! This is the first I've heard of you trying your hand at cooking BBQ. Glad to hear it's going well. I know you'll get it perfect, or close to it, soon.
    You know Obie is a world champion BBQ cook, and he also loves to teach. I learned more from him in forty five miutes than in ten years of cooking.

  2. Yeah, we have spent some time on his site. It's the Mrs who is into cooking it. I'm just into EATING it. :)