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Brisket Cook For the Pittsburgh Whiskey Friends

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  • luvthemstillers
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    • Jul 2019
    • 226
    • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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    Brisket Cook For the Pittsburgh Whiskey Friends

    I took on the task of cooking my very first brisket for the 3rd-anniversary party of my local whiskey club - The Pittsburgh Whiskey Friends. The brisket was a flat that I picked up at Sam's Club. It was 10.75 lbs. I started by trimming the excess fat and cleaning up the edges, then I slathered it with a light coating of Frenches' yellow mustard to make the surface of the meat slightly tacky. I then rubbed the brisket down with Meat Church Holy Cow BBQ Rub. After my prep work was completed, I put the brisket in the refrigerator overnight to allow the rub time to soak in. I started my Trager up at 3:30 am at 225 degrees and placed the brisket along with a water pan for humidity on at 4 am. From there, I checked the brisket every hour and spritzed it with apple cider vinegar to help retain surface moisture. By 10 am the brisket reached an internal temperature of 160 degrees. I removed it from the pit and double wrapped it in aluminum foil and placed it back on at 350 degrees. At approximately 11:45 the brisket reached my target temperature of 205F and I pulled it off and wrapped it in a towel and placed it in a cooler to rest. The meat was pulled from the cooler for serving at 2:45. I sliced it for the group and it was served alongside pulled pork that was prepared by another member along with coleslaw and macaroni and cheese. Both meat offerings were a big hit and the brisket was polished off by the end of the event.
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  • Donw
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    • Jul 2017
    • 3497

    Sounds like a well rounded get together. Glad everyone enjoyed themselves.


    • klflowers
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      • Sep 2015
      • 3672
      • Tennessee

      Congrats on a successful cook!


      • RonB
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        • Apr 2016
        • 13547
        • Near Richmond VA
        • Weber Performer Deluxe
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          2 Thermapens
          lots of probes.

        I agree - congrats on a successful cook.


        • mountainsmoker
          Banned Former Member
          • Jun 2019
          • 1846
          • Bryson City, NC

          Congrats, looks great.


          • Murdy
            Club Member
            • May 2018
            • 467
            • North-Central Illinois

            A Whiskey Club -- amazing! Gotta find me one of those. Brisket looks good too!


            • smokin fool
              Club Member
              • Apr 2019
              • 2249
              • Mississauga, Ont

              I'd be better with a Beer Club.
              I wouldn't last very long at Whiskey Club meetings.
              Great looking cook.


              • luvthemstillers
                luvthemstillers commented
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                We have a beer group as well. This event was actually at one of our favorite local breweries.
            • Troutman
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              You guys ever want to switch to tequila I’m there!! Good work on that brisket!!


              • Razor
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                • Mar 2018
                • 290
                • Pittsburgh

                And I wasn’t invited? 😉

                Looks like a good time! Congrats on the cook!


                • luvthemstillers
                  luvthemstillers commented
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                  We are always accepting new members. Just look us up on Facebook and request to join, and answer our 3 simple questions. 1. what is your favorite style of whiskey? 2. Are you 21 or over? 3. Do you agree to follow our group rules?



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