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Offline ramitupurs84

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Bought my first smoker
« on: November 25, 2011, 10:43:21 pm »
I picked up my first smoker, I have yet to put it together. I plan on doing that.

I picked up a 2.5 lb beef brisket.

I plan doing a rub the night before:

Trim it up
Smear it down with mustard
Rub it with:

1/2 tablespoon kosher or coarse salt
2 teaspoons coarse black pepper (use fresh cracked pepper)
2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon oregano leaves (dried)
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon granulated garlic

Put it in a pan and cover it in the fridge over night.
Bring up to room temp prior to smoking.
I all ready have 3 cups of Mesquite chips hydrating in a bowl of water
Preheat the smoker (propane) to 200F
Cook for 3-5hrs or until 160F

Rest for a couple of minutes.

Any hints or better ideas?

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    Re: Bought my first smoker
    « Reply #1 on: November 25, 2011, 11:30:40 pm »
    If it has a water pan I take several potatoes and put them in the water, by the time everything is done, they will have absorbed many of the meat drippings.

    I also take the vegetables, and wrap them in foil, with a little butter, poke several holes in the foil, and cook it along with the meat. I usually put them in an hour or so after the meat.
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    Re: Bought my first smoker
    « Reply #2 on: November 27, 2011, 02:53:20 am »
    I picked up my first smoker, I have yet to put it together. I plan on doing that.

    I picked up a 2.5 lb beef brisket.

    I plan doing a rub the night before:

    Trim it up
    Smear it down with mustard
    Rub it with:

    1/2 tablespoon kosher or coarse salt
    2 teaspoons coarse black pepper (use fresh cracked pepper)
    2 teaspoons paprika
    1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    1 teaspoon oregano leaves (dried)
    1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
    1 teaspoon granulated garlic

    Put it in a pan and cover it in the fridge over night.
    Bring up to room temp prior to smoking.
    I all ready have 3 cups of Mesquite chips hydrating in a bowl of water
    Preheat the smoker (propane) to 200F
    Cook for 3-5hrs or until 160F

    Rest for a couple of minutes.

    Any hints or better ideas?

    Way to go dude! Sound excellent, I'll beover soon ;D YUM Sounds like your breaking it in just right!
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    Re: Bought my first smoker
    « Reply #3 on: December 1, 2011, 09:39:53 pm »
    Cool..I need one.

    i have wanted to make one for a while.. :P

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    Re: Bought my first smoker
    « Reply #4 on: February 10, 2013, 05:19:12 pm »
    ram, if you bought a 2.5 brisket for that new smoker, you just wasted your money, FIRST not only do you have to assemble that smoker, you have to season the smoker ( your meat will taste like paint)  and then figure out how to stablize the heat so that you get even heat through out the smoking process, no matter if you got a cheap walmart smoker to a 10 grand cross smoker for competion smoking. practice with the cheapest hunk of meat you can find, then work to brisket, rump, tri tip, london broil and so on, then hit the pork shoulder. and then you can work up to a custom built 250 gal cross flow smoker and throw a party for the neighborhood when that marine comes home.

     

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