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  • KevinG
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    • Oct 2016
    • 147
    • Hummelstown ,PA
    • Weber 26.5" kettle
      Weber 22" kettles (two, one at home and one at the hunting cabin)
      Kamado Joe Big Joe, with divide and conquer system (October 2016)
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      Napoleon 450 RBI gas grill ( currently "mothballed" in the basement)
      Thermapen Mk4 thermometer from ThermoWorks
      Smoke dual probe wireless thermometer by Thermoworks

    2nd brisket cook

    This is my second full packer cook on my KJ Big Joe. My Smoke digital thermometer meat probe crapped out again. I'm trying to get some pointers and guidance on obtaining the deep bark color before I foil the brisket. It's been on 6 hours and my thermopen has me at 157. I'm running at 250 degrees with pecan wood chunks over KJ lump charcoal. How does this color look so far. Will the bark blacken up? I had a water pan under it for 4 hours and have now removed that. My plan was to foil at 170 and cook to 203. I don't want to foil until I get the really deep dark bark, almost black like Texas style....but I don't want to dry it out.
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  • KevinG
    Club Member
    • Oct 2016
    • 147
    • Hummelstown ,PA
    • Weber 26.5" kettle
      Weber 22" kettles (two, one at home and one at the hunting cabin)
      Kamado Joe Big Joe, with divide and conquer system (October 2016)
      Weber Smoky Joe portable kettle
      Napoleon 450 RBI gas grill ( currently "mothballed" in the basement)
      Thermapen Mk4 thermometer from ThermoWorks
      Smoke dual probe wireless thermometer by Thermoworks

    #2
    It's rubbed with a Dalmatian rub and I added paprika, garlic powder, and ancho powder

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    • TheCountofQ
      Former Member
      • Apr 2015
      • 503
      • Tulsa, Oklahoma

      #3
      I'm no expert, but my first (last weekend) didn't get dark till 180 ish. Didn't dry out either, not wrapping till a second stall. I think it has a lot to do with how hot your smoker is also. Hotter = deeper tougher bark. I was 225-260ish for 13 hours.

      Neither of us used sugar it appears, which contributes to the bark also, I think.

      Its looking great to me. Nicer color so far.

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      • KevinG
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        Thanks, I just foiled it. I think it was starting to come out of the stall. It has a deeper, dark mahogany to blackish color now. I spritzed it with apple juice and foiled it.
    • KevinG
      Club Member
      • Oct 2016
      • 147
      • Hummelstown ,PA
      • Weber 26.5" kettle
        Weber 22" kettles (two, one at home and one at the hunting cabin)
        Kamado Joe Big Joe, with divide and conquer system (October 2016)
        Weber Smoky Joe portable kettle
        Napoleon 450 RBI gas grill ( currently "mothballed" in the basement)
        Thermapen Mk4 thermometer from ThermoWorks
        Smoke dual probe wireless thermometer by Thermoworks

      #4
      Just foiled. Color seemed nice, plus I have company coming over at 6....only 4 hours, it's going to be tight for time! need the crutch, she's at 170 now. Click image for larger version

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        How did this turn out? Photos?
    • KevinG
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      • Oct 2016
      • 147
      • Hummelstown ,PA
      • Weber 26.5" kettle
        Weber 22" kettles (two, one at home and one at the hunting cabin)
        Kamado Joe Big Joe, with divide and conquer system (October 2016)
        Weber Smoky Joe portable kettle
        Napoleon 450 RBI gas grill ( currently "mothballed" in the basement)
        Thermapen Mk4 thermometer from ThermoWorks
        Smoke dual probe wireless thermometer by Thermoworks

      #5
      I'm starting the bourbon baked beans now

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      • DWCowles
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        • Jul 2014
        • 9703
        • Smiths Grove, Ky
        • Hi, my name is Darrell. I'm an OTR truck driver for over 25 years. During my off time I love doing backyard cooks. I have a 48" Lang Deluxe smoker, Rec-Tec pellet smoker,1 Weber Genesis 330, 1 Weber Performer (blue), 2 Weber kettles (1 black and 1 Copper), 1 26" Weber kettle, a WSM, 8 Maverick Redi Chek thermometers, a PartyQ, 2 SnS, Grill Grates, Cast Iron grates, 1 ThermoPop (orange) and 2 ThermoPens (pink and orange) and planning on adding more cooking accessories. Now I have an Anova sous vide, the Dragon blower and 2 Chef alarms from Thermoworks.

        #6
        Looking good! Can't wait to see the finish product.

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