When do you Prep your Briskets?

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When do you Prep your Briskets?

Postby TwoGuysBBQ » Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:15 pm

Okay so I normally Trim and Rub the night before and have been cooking hot and fast on my BIG smoker “La Sancha”
I have 2 briskets that I’m going to smoke tomorrow for a lunch party on Friday. I was going to go low and Slooow on this one, but I’m curious as to how you guys prep yours ? Should I Rub tonight like I always do or do it in the morning? Looking to put them on around 9AM
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Re: When do you Prep your Briskets?

Postby Rambo » Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:22 pm

I could tell you what I do but I’d PM Limey first and many more great cooks here
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Re: When do you Prep your Briskets?

Postby TX1911 » Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:33 pm

I always rub the night before. Ive tried 30 minutes prior and feel like the flavors dont penetrate as well.

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Re: When do you Prep your Briskets?

Postby Rambo » Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:50 pm

I trim very close and take out the hard fat between the flat and the point; gives superior smoke rings. I apply Kosher Salt and course black pepper the night before the cook and wrap it as tight as I can in Saran Wrap. Works for me; 225-250 on the old stick burner until it’s ready: where’s your darn probe. ;)
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Re: When do you Prep your Briskets?

Postby bsooner75 » Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:51 pm

I’ve done both but really prefer the night before. I feel less rushed and tend to do a better job of trimming. I also feel like the rub has more time to settle in before cooking.


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Re: When do you Prep your Briskets?

Postby GRailsback » Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:02 pm

I rub mine in the morning, or prior to whenever I am going to cook it. Then go lite the fire and let the brisket set out and work towards room temp while I am waiting on the pit temp to come up. I do not do any trimming at all. Or very rarely, i'm sure it may add a little cook time to it. But when I am cooking a brisket that is all I have is time. My last cook I did an 1836 base, with a lite dusting of SPG. I was quite nice. Good luck on your cook, i'm sure your office will enjoy the treat.
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Re: When do you Prep your Briskets?

Postby limey » Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:50 pm

For comps. I trim and inject and place in a pan,the evening before. Back in the cooler or iced cambro.I wake up at 2am, take the brisket out, start my fire, add rub, let my pit come to temp@275 and usually on by 3am. I do not let my brisket sit out to room temps. I like them to still have some chill to them, cooks a bit longer but they get more smoke and a great smoke ring. Doing a brisket at home, I prep right before starting fire, no injection, cut the deckle fat out, add rub and ready to go. Hope this helps ya out.
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Re: When do you Prep your Briskets?

Postby TwoGuysBBQ » Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:54 pm

Thanks for all the replies,
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Re: When do you Prep your Briskets?

Postby TwoGuysBBQ » Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:55 pm

Limey,.... when at home, is it hot and fast or low and slow?
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Re: When do you Prep your Briskets?

Postby limey » Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:12 pm

250 on my WSM, usually 12 hour for a 14 lb. brisket. My brother BIG ED cooks 225 on his barrel pit.
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Re: When do you Prep your Briskets?

Postby TwoGuysBBQ » Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:22 pm

Thanks, I’m cooking a 20lb and 18lb both are Choice and look well marbled. I’ve got time and that’s why I was going low and slow.
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Re: When do you Prep your Briskets?

Postby GRailsback » Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:28 pm

Limey, can you share what injection you use or is it home made? I have never injected in my life, I wouldn't have a clue how to go about it, and likely never will, but I am curious about it. I certainly would never inject for something to serve here at the house, or take to the office like 2guys is going to do.
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Re: When do you Prep your Briskets?

Postby limey » Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:15 pm

I use Butchers original beef injection, I mix with distilled water and add a few other things to it. David (owner) just won the Jack Daniels cookoff and is a great BBQ ambassador. He has great videos on his website on how to properly mix and inject. butcherbbq.com If you have any questions feel free to PM me.
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Re: When do you Prep your Briskets?

Postby Rambo » Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:23 am

limey wrote:I use Butchers original beef injection, I mix with distilled water and add a few other things to it. David (owner) just won the Jack Daniels cookoff and is a great BBQ ambassador. He has great videos on his website on how to properly mix and inject. butcherbbq.com If you have any questions feel free to PM me.


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Re: When do you Prep your Briskets?

Postby bsooner75 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:58 am

Great information here. Limey - thanks for being so open (as always) and accommodating to us on the forum.


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