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Rec Tec Brisket

Postby tpack » Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:52 pm

This was my first attempt at cooking a brisket on my Rec Tec pellet smoker. I had my concerns about the amount of smoke flavor it would have since I had been using an offset smoker for over 30 years. I am happy to say that the smoke flavor of this brisket was great and it was as tender as any brisket I ever cooked or tasted. I made burnt ends and chopped BBQ out of the point and they were also great . Enjoy!!

I cooked a Prime brisket Saturday on my Rec Tec that was about 8.5 lbs. after trimming and cooked @180 degrees(extreme smoke) for 8 hours untill it hit the stall at 155 internal degrees. I wrapped and put it in the oven inside the house @210 degrees and after 4 more hours the point was 205 internal degrees and the Thermapen went in like butter.. I wrapped in a towel and placed inside a cooler for 4 hours. It turned out great. Total cook time was 12 hours or about 1.5 hours per lb.

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Re: Rec Tec Brisket

Postby mlmurrah » Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:26 pm

Got an ST-700 coming. Hope my first brisket turns out as well as yours. Your comment on smoke flavor is comforting. That has always been one of my doubts about pellet smokers.
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Re: Rec Tec Brisket

Postby Rambo » Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:24 pm

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Re: Rec Tec Brisket

Postby astrohip » Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:12 am

tpack wrote:This was my first attempt at cooking a brisket on my Rec Tec pellet smoker. I had my concerns about the amount of smoke flavor it would have since I had been using an offset smoker for over 30 years.

Beautiful looking brisket. Makes me wanna fire up the smoker now!

I had the same concerns about pellet smokers when I first got my Camp Chef, also having a background in stickburners. But from Day One, the Q has been great, plenty of smoke, plenty of bark. When friends & family have some of my BBQ, they universally love it (assuming I didn't screw up the cook :lol: ).

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Re: Rec Tec Brisket

Postby OldUsedParts » Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:41 am

I think that all the parts are there and you have a Winner - - - - - Bark, Smoke Ring and Moisture makes one proud and Hungry :chef: :cheers: :salut: :wav:
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Re: Rec Tec Brisket

Postby phillymike » Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:14 pm

My sister gave me a pellet smoker for Christmas two years ago. Never even took it out of the box. Looks like I have some erector set building to do this weekend.


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Re: Rec Tec Brisket

Postby GRailsback » Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:34 pm

phillymike wrote:My sister gave me a pellet smoker for Christmas two years ago. Never even took it out of the box. Looks like I have some erector set building to do this weekend.


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Re: Rec Tec Brisket

Postby bigtex52 » Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:44 pm

@tpack If you don't mind me asking, what pellets did you use for that brisket? I find it hard to get heavy enough smoke flavor on my briskets for my taste with my RT-680. I've never tried cooking at 180 degrees though.
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Re: Rec Tec Brisket

Postby tpack » Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:01 am

bigtex52 wrote:@tpack If you don't mind me asking, what pellets did you use for that brisket? I find it hard to get heavy enough smoke flavor on my briskets for my taste with my RT-680. I've never tried cooking at 180 degrees though.


I used the Rec Tec pellets that I bought when I purchased my pellet smoker. I was surprised with the flavor. I am going to use B&B mesquite on my next one. They seem to have a more robust smoke flavor.
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Re: Rec Tec Brisket

Postby bobcat1 » Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:25 am

Beautiful! :salut: :chef:

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