Celebratory Brisket

It had been a long time since I smoked a brisket since the last one cost me $100K. I did have reason to celebrate, my rebuild after the fire was finally finished.

during the rebuild we ended up replacing all of windows and siding

original garage was single story. Added a loft to the garage on the rebuild. The fence replacement was the last step,

Prior to the fire, I had all three models of the Weber Smokey Mountain. So far I have only replaced the 18″ which was the unit that I used the most. I always found it was most efficient and for most smokes it was large enough for me.

I decided to do a hot and fast brisket, I was shooting for 350 as the base temp, and planned to wrap in butcher paper when it hit 170 internal temp. I did recently get a 4 probe setup and I was able to monitor it while playing a quick 9 hole round of golf.

would never pay $70, but happily paid $28
trimmed several pounds, and it barely fit on the 18
this is three hours in prior to the wrap

I wrapped in butcher paper while smoking, but it when it came time for the rest, I laid some foil in the cooler over the towels to make cleanup easier.

Total cook time was 5 hours and and I rested it for 1 hour before slicing

Turned out good, not much of a smoke ring but it was very most and tender.

All in all I would go hot and fast again in the future. I was able to put this on at 11am and eat it for dinner. I did by two other briskets at the same time/price to smoke in the near future.