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21 minutes ago, Scary Stranger said:


Wife gave me a Traeger for Christmas. Brisket will be the first cook. You guys have any direction without me having to read through this whole thread backwards?

Get on YouTube and look at videos by Meat Church and Mad Scientist BBQ on pellet cooker briskets 

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12 hours ago, Scary Stranger said:


Wife gave me a Traeger for Christmas. Brisket will be the first cook. You guys have any direction without me having to read through this whole thread backwards?

A) your avatar is incredible

B) Agreed with Dry Elbows, above.  Not sure if this is your first brisket, or just your first on a pellet grill.  I like Aaron Franklin's brisket vids on youtube, if you're new to brisket in general.

 

Congrats on the new toy!

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53 minutes ago, Scary Stranger said:

I’ve had an egg for ages. Was more curious if there are any gotchas using a pellet for brisket. Those videos make it seem pretty easy.

Pellet smoker is the easiest outdoor cook there is.  Set the cook temp and relax.  Fire management headaches are a thing of the past.

7 minutes ago, Butch Had Not said:

I still haven't done my first brisket yet. I'm paranoid that it will look like Lincoln Riley's.

Go to ThermoWorks and order one of their Signals probe thermometers.  Set it and it will alert you when the desired internal temp has been achieved.

https://www.thermoworks.com

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Earlier in the year I bought a new RecTeq. We love it. I have done a lot of pork and beef. Still have not done a Butt or Brisket.

I have done a lot of pork loins and prime ribs. They have been spectacular. I have also done a fair amount of salmon. The people who eat the fish love it. I don't eat seafood. The steaks and burgers come out amazingly well. And chicken is awesome. 

I'm a fan. 

For Christmas Eve is was planning on just warming up a nice semi-boneless ham, cooking a six-pound prime rib and a whole salmon but, it was just too cold.  I was afraid to try with the temperatures below zero and windchills well into the minus-0 area. Had to use the ovens. 

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22 hours ago, Scary Stranger said:


Wife gave me a Traeger for Christmas. Brisket will be the first cook. You guys have any direction without me having to read through this whole thread backwards?

If you want a good smoke ring and flavor to brisket, whole chickens or ribs add one of these smoke tubes during the cook.  To me the smoke taste is very minimal on a long cook on a treager but adding one of these helps big time.  You just load it with pellets and light the end and it slow burns and puts out a lot of smoke. 

 

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21 hours ago, Scary Stranger said:

I’ve had an egg for ages. Was more curious if there are any gotchas using a pellet for brisket. Those videos make it seem pretty easy.

do an overnight rest after you cook it. makes a tremendous difference in the final product.

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seriously, do not wait to do a brisket. took me forever to try one - just go get a choice brisket, smoke it, chop the whole thing, eat, freeze the leftovers.

it's absolutely worth it and you don't feel bad if half of it is messed up because it's a choice vs prime vs grass fed/wagyu/whatever

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Need some input here. My buddy is moving to a new apartment complex and there’s no grilling allowed. Luckily I get to keep the pellet smoker at my place for the time being. I got a beef tenderloin to smoke tomorrow and was wondering if y’all had any advice for seasoning options, temps, time etc. the smoker is a pit boss. Thanks. 

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2 hours ago, Levi said:

Need some input here. My buddy is moving to a new apartment complex and there’s no grilling allowed. Luckily I get to keep the pellet smoker at my place for the time being. I got a beef tenderloin to smoke tomorrow and was wondering if y’all had any advice for seasoning options, temps, time etc. the smoker is a pit boss. Thanks. 

Lots of seasoning options.  I did one on Christmas Eve with kosher salt, 16 mesh black pepper, and Meat Church Holy Cow.  About 1/3 of each.  First it was rubbed with caramelized garlic olive oil.  I smoke tenderloins at 250* until they reach an internal temp of 120*.  Then I reserve sear in a cast iron pan or over a hot grill.  You may be able to ramp up the temp on the Pit Boss for this.  While it is resting after the reverse sear, you can put some finishing butter from HEB on it or make your own.

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Just over a year ago I Picked up a Lone Star Grillz 20x36 pellet smoker. It's awesome but she's a beast, well over 400 pounds. I keep her in my storage shed and pull her out when I want to use her, and even with the 8" wheels its a chore to roll across the yard, so I'm thinking about downsizing. What's the market look like for a slightly used pellet smoker?

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Just over a year ago I Picked up a Lone Star Grillz 20x36 pellet smoker. It's awesome but she's a beast, well over 400 pounds. I keep her in my storage shed and pull her out when I want to use her, and even with the 8" wheels its a chore to roll across the yard, so I'm thinking about downsizing. What's the market look like for a slightly used pellet smoker?



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