Burnt Ends

Decided to try to cook burnt ends for the first time. The normal process would be to cook a full brisket and then separate the point and use it for burnt ends. In this situation I used a fresh brisket and cut the point and some of the flat out and smoked it. I determined late in the day, that I should have started earlier. But I decided to improvise and roll the dice.





I smoked it for about 6 1/2 hours which was not long enough to get it tender, but with time running short, I removed it





I then sliced it thick and cubed it.





Then I added additional seasoning, plus barbecue sauce and apple cider vinegar, and returned it to the smoker.





I left it on for about 90 additional minutes while adding more hickory wood. This was the finished product.





It had great flavor, but it was not tender enough for my liking, since it never got to intended temp on the original cook. I did place what was left over covered in the oven for an additional 1.5 hours and then it was truly  “Burnt Ends”.




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