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#5966835 - 10/07/15 09:13 PM Brisket, foil or no foil?
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I usually wrap in foil the first few hours then unwrap for remainder once meat starts to sweat. Got a new little brinkmann smoker that has water pan in it. Im wondering if that will provide enough moisture. It is a small smoker, im guessing about 18" diameter. Will probably hold up to 6lb brisket or maybe 2 4pounders.
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#5966862 - 10/07/15 09:26 PM Re: Brisket, foil or no foil? [Re: magspa]
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I go the first 3-4 hours open then wrap in foil to finish....
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#5966933 - 10/07/15 09:59 PM Re: Brisket, foil or no foil? [Re: magspa]
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I smoke first-then wrap late.

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#5967073 - 10/08/15 05:59 AM Re: Brisket, foil or no foil? [Re: magspa]
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Brown butcher paper ftw.
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#5967092 - 10/08/15 06:18 AM Re: Brisket, foil or no foil? [Re: magspa]
trapperben Offline
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I had better meat using foil with my brinkman.

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#5967341 - 10/08/15 09:35 AM Re: Brisket, foil or no foil? [Re: magspa]
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I smoke 4 hours, then place on foil, add liquid and wrap. I use commercial heavy foil and double wrap it. It is called the Texas Crutch. You can Google it... cheers

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#5967356 - 10/08/15 09:48 AM Re: Brisket, foil or no foil? [Re: magspa]
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Out of foil first then foil if you want/have to.

I like cooking them unwrapped the whole time if I can.
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#5967433 - 10/08/15 10:38 AM Re: Brisket, foil or no foil? [Re: magspa]
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I smoke for 4 hours, put in a pan and cover with foil, finish in the oven at 250.

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#5967445 - 10/08/15 10:45 AM Re: Brisket, foil or no foil? [Re: magspa]
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Smoke 5 hrs at 180-200. put in a pan and seal with foil, in the oven at 210-220 until internal temp hits 202 (about 5 hrs).

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#5967454 - 10/08/15 10:51 AM Re: Brisket, foil or no foil? [Re: magspa]
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smoke first then foil
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#5967468 - 10/08/15 10:55 AM Re: Brisket, foil or no foil? [Re: magspa]
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smoke first here too. If you wrap it first, you will cook the external part, then when you unwrap, it won't absorb the smoke very well.
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#5967504 - 10/08/15 11:15 AM Re: Brisket, foil or no foil? [Re: magspa]
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PMK is right. You need to smoke the brisket before you cook it. Once the meat reaches 212* it is done smoking and begins cooking, so get the smoke ring in there first, then wrap it and finish it at 250*.
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#5967550 - 10/08/15 11:36 AM Re: Brisket, foil or no foil? [Re: magspa]
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Registered: 10/06/15
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Loc: West Texas
Agree with smoke first then wrap. JFYI , check out this website for great BBQ : www.bbqpitboys.com
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#5967593 - 10/08/15 12:02 PM Re: Brisket, foil or no foil? [Re: magspa]
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I cook unwrapped the entire cook, (8-12 yrs depending), then wrap tight and put in cooler to rest. You guys that are placing your briskets in a pan and covering with foil are missing out on some of the juices you could be reabsorbing during the rest. up

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#5967621 - 10/08/15 12:18 PM Re: Brisket, foil or no foil? [Re: magspa]
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hah looks like i've been doing it backwards. Always turned out good though. I am going to make one this sunday smoke then wrap and put back in pit.
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