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Help: Briskets semi-frozen, need to serve in 14 hours

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    Help: Briskets semi-frozen, need to serve in 14 hours

    OK, well I have 4 beautiful choice-plus briskets, wet aged to perfection and I'm cooking them to serve for brunch tomorrow morning for church at 10. I started prepping late, about 6:30, and found out the new bbq fridge was too cold, and the 3 of the 4 were partially frozen. They range from 12 to 16 pounds.

    I've got them on the counter, trimming what I can. The flap on the point is sort of frozen folded over on a couple of them.

    I'm thinking I'll trim what I can, salt and rub, and put them on.

    Then, in a couple hours, I'll unfold the flap and put some rub on the bar areas.

    I'm cooking in my large gravity-fed insulated cabinet. I have been cooking the first 4-5 hours at 225, then upping to to 275, wrapping in butcher paper at hour 10 until probe-tender.

    I'm thinking I should start them at 225 for a couple hours, then up to 275, and if they are not progressing in time, I'll need to wrap in foil at the end, particularly for the large one.

    HELP, Please.


    Sounds good. If you have thawed surfaces then you should be good to go.


      The regular size three were all at or over 200 and probe tender at 5:15, 7.75 hours into the cook.

      The bark on the 2 on the bottom rack had much more distinct pock marks from the fat dripping from the overhead briskets than I have seen before
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      This is how I had them laid out
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      THe big boy, 14 pounds trimmed, was at 190 and close to tender. I'll let him hang out there for a few minutes.

      I am thinking about setting the ones with the oily spot and the pock marks back on the pit for a little 15 minute finish up at 6:40 right before I head up to church. I'll scratch the bark again after they've been in the cambro an hour.
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