Sunday Smoked Brisket

Last Sunday, since I hadn’t played with the Bullet in way too long, I decided to smoke a brisket and make sandwiches for dinner.

I got a 3 1/2 lb flat cut from Costco and slathered that puppy up with worchestershire

and then some deee-lish rub from Texas BBQ Rub

I let that sit for a bit whilst I fired up the Bullet. I decided to use a mix of cherry and hickory for the smoke

Once she was smoking I put the Bullet together, filled the water pan

added the brisket

and sealed her up

Having few duties for the next few hours while she cooked I looked for a creative and useful way to occupy the time

Unfortunately it started to Pour Like Hell

which started to cause me all sorts of problems keeping the temperaure at 250º in the Bullet; in fact I could barely keep it at 200º, which meant my target internal temp of 190º was going to be very tough to get. I ended up pulling it off after 4 hours or so when the internal temp was around 160º, which is certainly safe to eat but is not high enough to really tenderize the meat. But I figured that since I was slicing it for sandwiches the world wouldn’t end. There was a nice smoke ring

So I sliced her thin, put the slices on some hero rolls that had been swathed with some melted garlic butter, poured on some homemade bbq sauce

cracked a few more beers and ate away.
Life is ok.

8 Responses to “Sunday Smoked Brisket”

  1. Looks good, Bings. I’ve already asked Brian to pray for me because I’m going to make my first attempt at smoked salmon chowder tonight.

  2. WunderKraut says:

    Once again, we need to get together to burn some meat.
    Once it cools off in November, you need to pack the Mrs. up and head down south for a trip. There’s lots to see and do such as watch paint dry, watch grass grow, watch cotton grow, you get the point.

  3. Hey, I’m closer than the amateur is.

  4. Mr. Bingley says:

    Obviously they desire the company of nice people, Sis.

  5. WunderKraut says:

    THS, no offense indended. You are right, you’re only what, 4 hours away?
    That is pretty shameful that we havent had a chance to meet for dinner somewhere.
    I just dont make it down Florida way very often. Plus, with 4 little kids, taking long trips is, um, difficult.
    But it don’t mean I don’t love ya!

  6. Angus Dei says:

    Smoked venison sausage and a bright lager for me this evening.

  7. The_Real_JeffS says:

    I just finished a weekend of fishing with a cousin…..and I have two (count ’em, TWO!) kokanee to my credit (a first, I must add). I picked up a BBQ/smoker a few months ago, and plan to smoke those poor widdle fishies……
    Mmmmmmmmmm…….smoked kokanee!!!!

  8. Mr. Bingley says:

    Smoked venison sausage…oh baby!

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