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    Howdy ya'll from San Antonio Texas!

    Howdy all,

    just fired up my new WSM 18". did a chicken to warm it up, worked great. Cooked a 7lb brisket yesterday: minion method charcoal, mesquite wood chunks, water bowl 3/4 full, held 235 - 250 deg cook, after 6 hrs internal temp was 165 and stalled.
    I have to admit I went for the Texas Crutch and the temp jumped from 165 to 200 in about 50 minutes.
    Great bark, good smoke ring,
    but meat was a bit on the dry side,
    must have been overcooked?

    i had trimmed the fat, and the flat was quite thin.
    advice please!
    Thanks!wsm22:

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    Welcome to the board! It's hard to get a brisket flat juicy, especially if it's that thin. I'd probably crutch a flat like that. ( I'm assuming it's a flat because of the weight) It might be overcooked (dry and crumbly) or undercooked (dry and tough.)
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    Walter good to see you braving a brisket cook on a new WSM. I have real input as i have only done one in my life.
    Great part of Texas, I lived in Universal City for a few years. Love the hill country.

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    Thanks! So dry might be undercooked? It was at 205 degrees ....

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    I treat brisket like a pork butt, i start to probe around 185 to 190 to test for resistance going for a smooth probe in and out.

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    I will try that!

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    Welcome Walter, Practice makes perfect.
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    Hi Walter. Hard to say why it may have been dry. May have been the cut of meat was rather lean, which may have been a factor, especially if it was rather thin and most of the fat had been trimmed.
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