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My Plan for First Brisket Cook!

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    Well, got the first Brisket cook knocked out! Overall, I was happy with it for a first cook. The point/burnt ends turned out perfectly! The flat was also very tender and had great flavor...but a little bit dry, and the bark turned out a little mushy. Next time I think I’ll try using the injection Meathead mentioned in his recipe, and wrapping with butcher paper instead of foil. I’m not sure how to mitigate the softening of
    the bark during rest time in the cooler, but I’ll look into it. Thanks to all of you who gave some great advice. It was worth the effort!
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    • Donw
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      Nice. You did good.

    • Panhead John
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      Good job! That looks great! Especially for the first time. Butcher paper will help with the bark softening. Also spritzing the brisket during the cook can help with the dryness. It’ll only get better from here!

    • ecowper
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    Can’t cook your second one until you cook your first one. Great job!


      Nice work. The next one will be even better.



        The first one is always the hardest. Now that you’re past that, there is nothing left to fear! They all get easier and better from here. Nice work! I look forward to hearing about your follow on cooks!


          Dang NotTheGolfer , you got some good feedback above. I personally have been all over the place on brisket cooks trying to dial it in, but I always to a whole packer. One of these days I am going to try a prime from Mr. Brisket up here in Cleveland, i'm told a lot of pros shop there. Good luck buddy, and a bad day smokin is better than a good day at work!!



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