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  • Billsfan
    Club Member
    • Dec 2019
    • 6

    Newbie to smoking!

    Hi Everyone,
    Just received a Traeger 575 for Christmas. About to smoke a 18 # brisket in Buffalo NY for the first time on this smoker.
    Had some success doing 2 of them on a Weber Genesis gas grill with the info on this great website, ( it came out delicious) Now I’m hoping the Traeger ups the flavor. A little nervous doing it in cold weather ( 32 degrees), but I have the insulated blanket for it and am scheduling some extra time for by starting it up at 11 pm tonight hoping to it on Wednesday at 5 pm.
    Following the recipe from the website , just a little unsure about cooking temps.
    The Weber method took 18 hours for a 13 pounder.
    Planning on going 180 degrees for six hours and then raising the temperature to 225 to finish.
    When I used the Weber I never wrapped the brisket and it came out amazing with a great bark but no smoke ring because that was challenge keeping wood chips going.
    Hopefully the Traeger helps with this.
    Any pointers from anyone would be greatly appreciated!!
    Thanks Tony
  • HawkerXP
    Club Member
    • Jul 2016
    • 4959
    • Northern Virginia
    • 3 Weber kettles, and a PBC
      Thermopop
      Dot w two probes
      Slo n Sear
      Cold beer

    #2
    Welcome to the Pit! I do not have a pellet popper but it sounds like you're headed in the right direction. Good luck with the cook and show us the progress and finish! we love pictures here.

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    • Elton's BBQ
      Club Member
      • Apr 2016
      • 2082
      • Saltnes Norway
      • Genesis 320 Limited
        Weber One Touch 57cm
        Weber Smokey Mountain 47cm

      #3
      Welcome to the Pit!
      Cheers from Norway

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      • Ahumadora
        Club Member
        • Oct 2015
        • 1926
        • Pilar Buenos Aires, Argentina

        #4
        The Weber method took 18 hours for a 13 pounder.
        Planning on going 180 degrees for six hours and then raising the temperature to 225 to finish.

        Temp is too low. Don't smoke under 200f For brisket you want to be in the 250f range for low n slow.

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        • RonB
          RonB commented
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          I agree, but keep an eye on the IT. If it's not going up fast enough, don't be afraid to raise the temp to 275° - 300°.
      • ComfortablyNumb
        Club Member
        • May 2017
        • 3097
        • Northeast Washington
        • KBQ C-60
          PK360
          Thermoworks Smoke
          Thermoworks Thermopop
          Thermoworks Dot

        #5
        Welcome to the Pit from the Okanogan Valley of Washington state.

        Along with tips, techniques, and recipes about BBQ we have a lot of fun.

        If you like music, go to this thread to hear what others are listening to and share what you like.

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        And here to enjoy some beautiful sunsets.

        Go to this thread to post where you work and what your hobbies are and get to know other members here.

        We are happy to have you along and looking forward to your participation.

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        • RonB
          Club Member
          • Apr 2016
          • 12153
          • Near Richmond VA
          • Weber Performer Deluxe
            SNS
            Pizza insert
            Rotisserie
            Smokenator 1000
            Cookshack Smokette Elite
            2 Thermapens
            Chefalarm
            Dot
            lots of probes.
            CyberQ

          #6
          And welcome to The Pit.

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          • Billsfan
            Club Member
            • Dec 2019
            • 6

            #7
            I’m glad I checked with you folks, thanks for the intel. Will start at 250, and keep an eye on the temp.
            I know there are a lot of variables, especially with the outside temp being at 32F, but does anyone have an estimate on total time for the cook?

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            • Donw
              Club Member
              • Jul 2017
              • 2726

              #8
              Welcome from Maryland.

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              • ofelles
                Club Member
                • Jun 2018
                • 1696
                • Brentwood CA
                • Yoder YS640 on Comp cart
                  Klose 20x42 Charcoal Grill
                  LSG Insulated Cabinet
                  Jumbo Joe
                  VacMaster Pro 380 sealer
                  FireBoard and Pit Bull fan
                  Thermoworks Signal
                  Thermoworks Dot
                  Thermopen Mk4

                #9
                Welcome from the California Delta.
                I just run it at 225 the whole time no wrap and they take 10-14 hours using SRF black waygu. Your time may vary but you have the right idea. Quite a few people run it hotter with good results.

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                • RonB
                  Club Member
                  • Apr 2016
                  • 12153
                  • Near Richmond VA
                  • Weber Performer Deluxe
                    SNS
                    Pizza insert
                    Rotisserie
                    Smokenator 1000
                    Cookshack Smokette Elite
                    2 Thermapens
                    Chefalarm
                    Dot
                    lots of probes.
                    CyberQ

                  #10
                  Ideally you want it done around two hours before serving time, but a longer cambro time won't hurt, and you could wrap and hold in the oven if it's done really early. Just set your oven on it's min temp, (most ovens are around 170°).
                  Last edited by RonB; January 14th, 2020, 04:45 PM.

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                  • ssandy_561
                    Charter Member
                    • Apr 2015
                    • 1080
                    • Central OHIO

                    #11
                    Welcome to the pit from Another Bills Fan. I spent my first 25 years of my life in Olean NY.

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                    • DesertRaider
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                      So with both of you here, who's going to watch the games?

                    • ssandy_561
                      ssandy_561 commented
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                      Pretty Funny.

                      Probably the other tens of thousands of #BillsMafia fans.

                    • DesertRaider
                      DesertRaider commented
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                      ssandy_561, sorry, as a die hard Raider fan I couldn't resist. I just crack myself up sometimes
                  • LA Pork Butt
                    Charter Member
                    • Dec 2014
                    • 5093
                    • Grew up in New Orleans, lived in Texas for 20 years, lived in Mandeville, LA for 22 years. I now liv

                    #12
                    Welcome to the Pit from Dallas!

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                    • RickyBobby
                      Club Member
                      • Jul 2016
                      • 436
                      • Kingwood, Texas

                      #13
                      Welcome to THE Pit from Houston! Sounds like you’ve got a pretty solid plan. I agree with a couple other folks that recommended higher temps to start. I personally do not have a pellet pooper, but my dad has a Kuma and I have done brisket on it before. Turned out excellent! It’s hard for me to guess on cook time for you as every brisket I’ve ever done has been different. You mentioned several of the variables that you identified already and I think you have a good plan. If you don’t have a good leave in thermometer already, I highly recommend getting one to help monitor IT. I don’t wrap my brisket until I pull it for the cambro, and the I wrap in pink butcher paper. If you start it at 2300 the night before, you should be in great shape. Just make sure you keep checking your pellet level! I learned the hard way about pellet levels the first brisket I cooked on my dad’s pit.

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                      • Billsfan
                        Club Member
                        • Dec 2019
                        • 6

                        #14
                        Thanks for all the tips!! Can’t wait to fire it up later tonight after going to the Sabres game.
                        I’ll keep you posted on the progress, and I picked up some more pellets just in case.

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                        • surfdog
                          Club Member
                          • Mar 2016
                          • 920
                          • Sunny SoCal
                          • Cooking gadgets
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                            Other useful bits...
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                            A Black & Decker food processor that I can't seem to murder
                            A couple of immersion blenders, one a "consumer" model & the other a "high end" Italian thing. Yes, the Italian one is a bit better, but only marginally
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                            All-Clad pots & pans, along with some cast iron...everything from 7" Skookie pans to 8.5qt Dutch ovens
                            Weber GBS griddle, pizza stone, and wok
                            Knives range from Mercer to F. Dick to "You spent how much for one knife? One knife?!" LOL

                          #15
                          Welcome from Sunny SoCal.

                          As for smoke...the only pellet cooker I’ve used is my father’s smaller Traeger.
                          It definitely lacks the smoke profile that I prefer... YMMV
                          I think part of the problem with pellet cookers it that they’re just too efficient for their own good.

                          Solved that by adding a A-Maze-N tube to the mix.
                          Fill it up...light it with a torch and let it burn for a few minutes like a fat candle...blow out the flame, we want smolder & smoke, not a fire...then set it inside and let it do it’s thing. It brought a lot more smoke to the party...and does so regardless of the set temp.
                          Last edited by surfdog; January 14th, 2020, 03:21 PM. Reason: Clarity

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