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dhal22
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 22 17 3:10 am    Post subject: Brisket fail Reply with quote

Guys, I have smoked a few briskets in Chargriller with a sideburner setup and had very good results. I bought a vertical cabinet water smoker recently and my 1st brisket attempt was a fail.

A combination of water pan steam and a butcher paper wrap later in the smoke turned the recent brisket into something that looked/felt like it came out of a crock pot. Tasted good but way too mushy.

I used the Texas crutch to keep the brisket from drying out on my previous setup but the water pan and butcher paper on this smoke was too much.

Thoughts, suggestions? Thanks in advance.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 22 17 3:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Use a dry pan. we run our WSM's with just foiled pans.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 22 17 3:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two ways to fix...as suggested, dry pan & wrap...or water pan (like your smoker was designed) and don't wrap. Regardless on what method you use, or what type of smoker you ever use for the rest of your life, always keep an eye on the meat when it gets close to being done.

As for what you have on hand...it's NOT ruined! Make a pot of chili. If it's ALOT of chili, just cool it, bag it, and freeze it for the winter. It's REALLY hard to mess up barbecue!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 22 17 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

k.a.m. wrote:
Use a dry pan. we run our WSM's with just foiled pans.


Thanks guys.

Worried about burning the pan.


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dhal22
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 22 17 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pit Boss wrote:
Two ways to fix...as suggested, dry pan & wrap...or water pan (like your smoker was designed) and don't wrap. Regardless on what method you use, or what type of smoker you ever use for the rest of your life, always keep an eye on the meat when it gets close to being done.

As for what you have on hand...it's NOT ruined! Make a pot of chili. If it's ALOT of chili, just cool it, bag it, and freeze it for the winter. It's REALLY hard to mess up barbecue!


Did that! Pot roast meat is waiting................
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 22 17 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dhal22 wrote:
k.a.m. wrote:
Use a dry pan. we run our WSM's with just foiled pans.


Worried about burning the pan.


Don't worry about that. It'll be fine. I don't use water in my pan either. I use a couple of layers of ceramic briquettes that I cover in foil.
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dhal22
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 23 17 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys. Sounds like I need to try this again soon and report back.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05 17 2:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

About 7 hours into my latest brisket and looking good. No water in the pan and the brisket is still oozing moisture. Nice bark already so hoping for the best. To be continued..........
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13 17 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Much better results not using my water pan. Great bark visually and taste wise, my kids and their friends demolished my 12 lber.
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