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Old 11-08-2011, 10:53 AM   #3
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Default Re: smoked brisket recipe?

Originally Posted by w squared View Post
Have you smoked (meat) before? I'd suggest a pork shoulder as a good first smoke. It's far more forgiving...and generally less expensive.

I love brisket that's been done well - even more than I love a good pork butt (which is saying something), but my (limited) experience is that it's good to build your skills with more forgiving and less expensive cuts, and then take the step up to doing a brisket after two or three pork butts.
Agreed, it is easy to mess up a brisket and they are pricey. A good pork butt is usually +/- $1.50/lb and is almost impossible to mess it up. Even if you have smoked several times, it is a good idea to get a feel for your new smoker and how it regulates heat before throwing a brisket on it.
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