Behind the Scenes with Kickstarter Rewards: Brisket

So we've got 22 days left in the kickstarter campaign, and I thought I'd give you a little "behind the scenes" of my favorite reward I'm offering: a smoked brisket. The brisket should start out between 12-14lbs and you can feed about 20-30 people with it (depending on appetites) 

Here's how I make it: 

I trim up and season a raw brisket. Usually very early in the morning. My rub is made up of salt, pepper, garlic, and coffee. You leave a good deal of fat on it, because over the course of the 12 hours that it will be smoking, the fat renders down into the meat, making it tender and moist. 

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Then I get the smoker going. I've been using hickory wood for a long time, though I'll probably switch to oak soon. The brisket smokes at around 185 for 12 hours.  Halfway through I wrap it in foil.

 

 

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After around 12 hours it comes off and looks like this:  

 

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So that's how the brisket is made. I think it pretty good too. If you' like me to make a brisket for you, and want to help me release my new EP visit the kickstarter  and back the project!

Posted on October 2, 2013 .