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Food Smokers and Smoking Tips/Tricks/Techniques

Discussion in 'Food Talk' started by Polymerhead, Jul 15, 2012.

  1. May 19, 2017 at 9:47 AM
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    :woot: :popcorn: always game to here tricks learned from someone that's put that many briskets through a cooker - esp. in one year lol
     
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    that was not mine. it was from google :)

    but yes ive had them spam sushi...delish!!!
     
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  3. May 19, 2017 at 11:12 AM
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    Instead of spam try putting smoked brisket . :thumbsup: In Hawaii rice is the starch of choice .
     
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  4. May 19, 2017 at 11:14 AM
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    that sounds 100% better
     
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  6. May 19, 2017 at 11:16 AM
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    Not to get all cliche, but I don't "exactly" know the timing because it is now down to look/feel from cooking so many of them. The ranges provided are good approximations, though.

    Full packer brisket. Trim the fat cap down to roughly 1/4". If you don't feel like doing that, scoring it works in a pinch. Remove most/all of the big chunks of fat separating the flat from the point as well. Lastly, find the direction of the grain and cut a little corner off of the end of the flat that goes against the grain. This will give you a line for slicing when it is time to serve without having to search for the grain.

    Usually, I prefer to apply the rub only about an hour or so before it goes on. I have an unsubstantiated hunch behind this**. Salt & pepper briskets are awesome, for sure, but if you want to try an easy rub recipe that imparts a little extra flavor, try this:

    One "good" layer of Adkins Western BBQ Seasoning
    On top of that, one lighter layer of Adkins Chicken & Pork rub

    I know what you're thinking, "Chicken & pork rub?!?!". The Adkins stuff actually isn't all that sweet and is quite savory, so it actually works really well. You should be able to find these locally somewhere, otherwise just order off of Amazon. Even if you don't use them on brisket, they're good, so you'll find a use for them.

    If I want a bigger window for pulling the briskets, I'll get the smoker in the 250-275* range. I can get similar results cooking at 300-325*, but the margin of error is smaller. Favorite wood choice is 50% pecan, 25% cherry, 25% mesquite or thereabouts. If no cherry, just add that percentage to the pecan. Mesquite is stronger, so if you want a heavier smoke flavor, adjust accordingly.

    Smoked with the fat cap down, unwrapped for 6-8 hours or so. I'm looking for when the meat has a really deep mahogany color. The internal temp is often in the 160-180* range. Once the color is good, I reach for the Texas crutch***. I wrap it in foil with the seams tight, but the foil almost tented, so as not to sit tight against the brisket. How long it takes from there is pretty variable, but it rarely takes longer than 90 minutes. After a bit, I'll start checking for tenderness at the thickest part of the flat. This is usually up where the flat overlaps the point. Stick a probe or skewer in and it should go in about like going through warm peanut butter. A wee bit of resistance, but pretty damn easy. If you want to practice by using a temp as your guide instead, wait until this part hits 200*, but learn the feeling as it is a more accurate indicator.

    Pull the brisket and vent it with the foil opened for about 5-10 minutes. Once vented, seal it back up and put it up to rest. I use a Cambro, but a good cooler with a few towels over the brisket will work nicely, just don't open the cooler. I try to time my cooks so that the brisket can rest for a minimum of two hours. Three is even better, though.

    Pull it out of the foil and cut slices of brisket about the thickness of a pencil and enjoy!

    Hope that helps!

    **The smoke ring is a purely aesthetic thing, but it does look sexy. It can be helped along by keeping the surface of the meat moist as the moisture "grabs" the smoke, which contains the particles that set the pink ring. Putting the rub on closer to when it goes on the smoker means that it is pulling moisture to the surface during the first part of the cook. In my head, at least, this is helping the smoke ring come along. I have noticed no real discernible change in flavor by rubbing the night before and letting the rub "penetrate" the meat.

    *** The Texas crutch does sacrifice the bark to an extent. It will not be as firm as an unwrapped brisket. The upside, in my opinion, is a more moist brisket.
     
  7. May 19, 2017 at 11:17 AM
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    Don't think I would like that combo together . Separate oh yea....lol
     
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    :hungry::hungry::hungry:
     
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    In keeping with full disclosure, here is the ingredients list for our rub ;)

    Brown Sugar
    Salt
    Turbinado Sugar
    Chili Powder
    Serrano Smoked Salt
    Garlic
    White Pepper
    Celery Powder
    Thyme
    Cayenne Pepper
    6 Pepper Blend
    Habanero Seasoning
    Onion Powder
    Smoked Paprika
     
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    Lawdy, I couldn't have asked for better. Bravo and thank you kind sir.
     
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    My pleasure!

    You just have to post pictures of brisket if you try it out ;).
     
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    Will definitely do. Thanks again.
     
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    For all you Stubbs fan. One day sale at Lowes.


    One day only. Today only. Ordered mine online for pick up tomorrow.
    I just grabbed 7 of these

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    YEAH!! Thanks! Gonna order a bunch online and pickup this weekend. Thanks again!
     
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    You da man! I just bought 6 online, they're ready to pickup at local Lowes. Might get a few more, shoulda got 8.
     
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    I've tried them before and liked them. Started using kf blue. But for that price I couldn't pass. I got an hour to order a few more hahahah

    Already have 7 for pick up
     
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    Chicken is brining. Ribs are seasoned. Beer has been had.

    Off to bed and then need to finish getting ready for the late morning smoke.
     
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