I think i killed my brisket

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I think i killed my brisket

Postby Swamptrout » Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:40 am

I cooked a brisket this weekend and i killed it, flavour was great but meat was crumbling. I think i know where i went wrong so hopefully i can get some agreement as confirmation.

On a sidenote, the point was separated from the flat once cooked and did burnt ends and they were the best i have done so not a total failure.

I wasnt feeding many people with this so i picked up a smaller packer than i am used to. This was about 10-11lbs trimmed.

I put it on at midnight like i usually do with my briskets but it started getting up in temp a lot quicker than i wanted so i dropped temp to stall the cook. I did this probably 4 or 5 times.

Plan was to get it done by 4.30pm then wrap in foil and in to a cooler for 2hr rest but the way it was tracking i was looking like having it done by lunchtime and i didnt want to rest it for 6.5hrs.

Once probing nicely I wrapped the meat in foil and instead of putting in to the cooler i put it back on the grill for another 30mins or so before turning it off (guests were running late). It stayed there resting for 1.5hrs.

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Re: I think i killed my brisket

Postby k.a.m. » Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:37 am

If the slices were crumbling then it was probably over cooked it could have also been too hot to slice and not firmed up.
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Re: I think i killed my brisket

Postby SteveCar » Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:21 am

When this happens to me I just put it in a sandwich!
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Re: I think i killed my brisket

Postby Swamptrout » Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:07 am

Yep i had "pulled" brisket on a bun with mac'n'cheese and coleslaw which was great.

The wife kids and guests thought it was great but i knew better.
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Re: I think i killed my brisket

Postby woodenvisions » Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:21 am

You can salvage it but letting the slices soak in some good aujus .
Another option is to simmer the slices in a crock pot on​ LOW for a few hrs with some good sketti sauce, add some chunks of procuito and garlic and serve over ur favorite pasta.
You will never know it was overcooked.
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Re: I think i killed my brisket

Postby limey » Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:09 am

Or a tortilla. I think we all have been there on the overcook. If you are wrapping in foil and placing in a cooler you might let it rest unwrapped for about 15 minutes before wrapping.Briskets will continue to cook in foil after being taken off the pit.
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Re: I think i killed my brisket

Postby GTR » Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:35 pm

Just my .02, I think what really got you was putting it back in the smoker. By your timeline it basically cooked for nearly 2 additional hours.
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