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Brisket question

Postby RUBYRW » Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:31 pm

I smoked a 11lb packet this weekend. Black ops rub, wrapped at the stall of 167. Cooked at 225-250. Pulled brisket when temp hit 198 and probe tested.
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Question: I sliced the flat, it cut nice, good bark and juicy. I picked up a piece and it laid nicely over the finger, it held up under it's own weight. But seemed to fail the pull test...when I pulled it, it didnt really stretch, t just broke off in pieces. It was tender, and taste was good.
I was thinking the quality of brisket was lacking, not enough marbling? It was a cheaper brisket from a wholesale meat market.
Thoughts?

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Re: Brisket question

Postby Rambo » Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:01 pm

Sounds pretty good; any pictures?
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Re: Brisket question

Postby FAT » Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:06 pm

I will take the taste test over the pull test any old day, particularly on food.
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Re: Brisket question

Postby TX1911 » Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:43 am

If it stretches, it probably needs more time. What you're looking for is for it to hold up under its own weight (like you mentioned) and come apart with a slight tug. To me, it sounds like you hit it spot on!
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Re: Brisket question

Postby Txdragon » Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:27 pm

TX1911 wrote:If it stretches, it probably needs more time. What you're looking for is for it to hold up under its own weight (like you mentioned) and come apart with a slight tug. To me, it sounds like you hit it spot on!


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Re: Brisket question

Postby rms827 » Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:41 am

I'm glad the experts here agree, because I was reading the initial post and was thinking "sounds like a winner to me", LOL.
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Re: Brisket question

Postby TwoGuysBBQ » Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:48 am

sounds like you hit it out of the park. It's not supposed to stretch, it should pull easily apart.
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Re: Brisket question

Postby Smoking Piney » Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:39 pm

FAT wrote:I will take the taste test over the pull test any old day, particularly on food.


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