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Post Sun May 27, 2007 11:48 am
GEEMAN medium-rare
medium-rare

Posts: 91
Location: Fort Atkinson ,Wisconsin
I'm going to try the Millionaire Brisket today. Never done a Brisket before so fingers crossed it comes out alright. If it does'nt go well I'll have burgers and ABTs for a backup.

Post Sun May 27, 2007 3:51 pm
outagas well done
well done

Posts: 1081
Location: Pewaukee, WI

I made the Millionaire Brisket as part of my International Smoke Day feast yesterday. This is my 10 pound packer after trimming and rubbing.

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After the flat was cooked to final temperature, I split off the point and returned the point to the grill in a pan with the juices. I later cut the point into cubes for burnt ends. The flat was foiled and left to rest in a cooler.

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The finished flat is in the foreground with the burnt ends in the aluminum pan next to it. The burnt ends were a huge hit at my party, they disappeared quickly. The flat was moist and also received a lot of compliments.

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My critique. The brisket turned out good, but I am not a fan of mop sauces. When I mopped, a lot of the rub got rinsed off the meat. I also think the moisture from the mop keeps the bark from developing on the flat.

The above images are also on my Smoke Day blog and can be enlarged there for better viewing.

Jim
"El método del Su Excelencia, el Rey Minion"
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Post Thu May 31, 2007 7:29 pm
GEEMAN medium-rare
medium-rare

Posts: 91
Location: Fort Atkinson ,Wisconsin
I did the M Brisket following the recipe in BBQ USA (Indirect) and it turned out alright ... I guess. Seeing as this was my first brisket I really did'nt have anything to go by as a comparison.
The CG kept a steady 300 all the way through and the brisket hit 190 in about 4 1/2 hours which was sooner than I had anticipated per the recipe. I foiled it,wrapped it in towels and let it rest for about an hour. It turned out nice and tender and had a nice flavor to it but for whatever reason I expected more. No big deal as since it was my first one I surely have not learned it all just yet. LOL

One big plus was it made for some killer sandwiches on bakery fresh hardrolls the next day. I ate them all week long for supper and froze a few small chunks for down the road.

Did'nt have a problem with the mop sauce washing the rub off and ended up with some decent bark. Maybe because I waited to mop it until 2 hours into the cook? Another thing,I don't really mop it per say it's more a baste as I don't let the mop touch the meat like I've seen some folks do.

Anyhow, I'm looking forward to doing another one except next time I will try dropping the temp to the 250-275 range and see what happens.

Post Sun Jun 10, 2007 7:49 pm
NMnewbie raw
raw

Posts: 2
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Hope that you keep this thread going for at least a liltle while longer. I am new to the board and would love to try various recipes. Last week I tried the First Time Ribs but didn't want to post because I had no pics or notes to share. This week I tried the Millionaire Brisket and have a few notes to share no pics however (thanks to a wild weekend in Vegas I am between digital cameras). So here goes...

6:00 AM - Alarm goes off letting me know that it is time to start a long day of smoking
6:10 - 7:00 - Decided that after working 13 days in a row I could care less if another piece of meat ever gets smoked again
7:10 - Wife informs me that if I ever want to smoke again I will either go downstairs and get to work or throw the alarm out the window. She will only put up with so much of my bizarre behavior, and even less if she can't have some good BBQ to show for her troubles.
7:15 - Pull brisket out of fridge and begin to wander around the house trying to decide what I should be doing
7:30 - Start my first chimney of charcoal.
8:00 - Even though the Chargriller has only reached 175 degrees decide to add brisket and hope for the best
8:30 - Grill reaches 220 degrees
9:00 - Flip brisket and add mop sauce for the first time
9:30 - Begin to panic grill has reached nearly 300 degrees and shows no signs of slowing. Decide to close damper half way and add water pan to control heat better
9:50 - Now it not hot enough. Stir coals and start another chimney to try to bring heat up from 200
10:10 - Remember that I have closed dampers earlier. Open dampers to try and bring heat up, seems like a simple enough solution. Also flip meat and add mop sauce again.
11:00 - Temp somewhat stabilized flip meat and add more mop sauce
12:00 - Added mop sauce and rotated, without flipping 90 degrees, checked meat temp and found it to be about 140 degrees
1:00 - Checked internal temp approx 150 degrees
2:15 - At friends request break down and cut into meat. It has not reached 190 but is holding a constant temp and looking wonderful. Cut into meat and find it to be a nice gray color throughoug.
2:30 - Eat my first brisket sandwich of the day with a fresh hardroll and some leftover BBQ sauce from last week.
5:50- Writing post and waiting for any ill effects from pulling meat off of the smoker too early. So far so good but I will keep you posted as conditions progress.

Post Sun Jun 10, 2007 10:03 pm
TX Sandman well done
well done

Posts: 1977
Location: DFW, Texas
:shock: That sounds like quite a few of my days. :wink:

You said the brisket temp was holding constant? Sounds to me like it may have been at the plateau. That's where the connective tissue starts breaking down into gelatin, where the magic happens. I'm pretty sure it was done enough you won't get sick, but I'm no expert.

Temp control will come with practice. You'll get a feel for how to add fuel and control the dampers. Just remember it takes time for the temps to stabilize. So give it some time after opening doors or adjusting dampers and you'll be fine.

Hope this helps. BTW, how'd the ribs do?

Rob - TX Sandman
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Post Mon Jun 11, 2007 7:56 pm
NMnewbie raw
raw

Posts: 2
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Rob,
Thanks for the input, roughly 24 hours later and I'm still going strong and no complaints from my friends so I would say we're in the clear. I think I do need to be a little more patient when watching my temp. I would get flustered and try a couple of different fixes at once instead of one at a time and waiting to see how things changed.
The ribs were great, by the way! I only got to have a couple myself, I was snacking during the smoke so was a little full by the time things were done. I went back later to get some and found a pile of bones. I was the only one that tried the sauce, everyone said the ribs were so good alone they didn't want to cover up any of the flavor with sauce.

Post Sat Jun 30, 2007 10:44 am
outagas well done
well done

Posts: 1081
Location: Pewaukee, WI

Anyone up for a ROTM for July? There is a really extensive sampling of SR's recipes in the Recipes Archive. I was thinking of shrimp or fish for next month.

Jim
"El método del Su Excelencia, el Rey Minion"
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Post Sat Jun 30, 2007 10:09 pm
YardBurner BBQ Deputy
BBQ Deputy

Posts: 5365
Location: Damascus, Maryland
Jim, pick something and run with it.

Sorry, but my time has been really limited.

I keep up with the posts but have been
unable to contribute lately.

Hoping this situation will change soon.

-YB
Weber Summit E-470
Weber 22" MasterTouch
New Braunfels Hondo offset
Bar-B-Chef offset
Weber Jumbo Joe
Weber Q-220

Post Sun Jul 01, 2007 11:23 am
outagas well done
well done

Posts: 1081
Location: Pewaukee, WI

I have a recipe idea from the Recipes Archive that I will post tonight, unless someone else picks one out first.

Here is your chance, the first person posting today has the honors for July.

Jim
"El método del Su Excelencia, el Rey Minion"
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Post Sun Jul 01, 2007 10:57 pm
outagas well done
well done

Posts: 1081
Location: Pewaukee, WI

The recipe for July is BBQ U Tuna “London Broil”.

I love grilled tuna. Now I have an excuse to try a new recipe.
"El método del Su Excelencia, el Rey Minion"
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Post Thu Nov 08, 2007 3:48 pm

Posts: 18
Location: LA, CA.
That looks simple enough to follow...thanks! Maybe you can start a "meal of the month" trend for everyone...but quickly before the turkeys and hams take over! :-p

Post Thu Nov 08, 2007 6:14 pm
Bob-BQN User avatar
well done
well done

Posts: 12904
Location: Texas
Welcome to the board ObeyTheGrill! :D
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Post Fri Nov 09, 2007 1:31 pm
IowaCook medium-rare
medium-rare

Posts: 67
Location: Cedar Falls, IA
So is anyone planning on posting recipies for the fall months?
Weber Kettle
Char-Broil

"True maturity is knowing you're never too old to act young..." - Me

Post Mon Nov 12, 2007 3:07 pm

Posts: 18
Location: LA, CA.
This year, I want to try this recipe that we just pulled up from Safeway.. It involves baking the turkey at 475 for 2 hours. Have you heard of this high heat recipe?

This where you can find the recipe I'm talking about:
http://turkey.safeway.com/recipe.cfm?rid=1

The "how-to" videos make it really easy to follow.
Last edited by ObeyTheGrill on Fri Nov 16, 2007 1:20 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Post Fri Nov 16, 2007 1:18 pm

Posts: 18
Location: LA, CA.
So no one can share experience with the high heat recipe that they used on their ol' bird before?

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