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    Brisket Prepared Using Myron Mixon's "Power Cooking" Method

    Took the leap of faith yesterday and prepared a 13+ pound brisket using Myron Mixon's fast-cook method. Myron is the most decorated person on the BBQ circuit (3 World Championships and 180 Grand Championships). Although this method of cooking a brisket goes against everything I was taught, I figured it was worth a try given Mr. Mixon's credentials. The brisket must be injected the night before going on the smoker - this is a required step for using this method. The cooking method involves a relatively short time on the smoker (2 1/2 hours uncovered followed by about 1 1/2 hours covered) at high (350F) temps. That is followed by a long rest period (3-4 hours) while wrapped in a several thick blankets or placed in a cooler lined & wrapped with several blankets or towels. While I cringed at the brisket being smoked at 350F, the end result was a brisket as tender & juicy as any I have cooked using the traditional "low and slow" method. I still plan on using the low and slow method from time to time (gives me more time to enjoy cold adult beverages while tending to the "hot" smoker), but it is nice to have another option when I need it.

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    Re: Brisket Prepared Using Myron Mixon's "Power Cooking" Met

    Now that is something different for Brisket, and interesting. How big was this one, and is there a time/size per pound ratio?
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    Re: Brisket Prepared Using Myron Mixon's "Power Cooking" Met

    It was 13+ pounds (discarded the cryovac wrapping containing the label), but remember it was 13-something pounds. There is no time-to-size ratio per-se. The closest thing to it is the second part of the smoking process...the part where it is cooked while covered for about 1 1/2 hours. The actual determinant for when that step is done is when the point end of the brisket reaches 205F which could take more or less than 1 1/2 hours.
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    Sounds good! I did a smoke yesterday with a 6.5 pound pork shoulder butt. I let my kamado get too hot when I was lighting it. It was over 600. I was able to get it down to 250 and smoked it to 165 then foiled it and cooked it to 205. Yummy.
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    Re: Brisket Prepared Using Myron Mixon's "Power Cooking" Met

    Yikes, 350 is hot. Not sure I could stomach doing that, at least not yet. I'm a fan of 275-300 or so for maybe 8 hours, unwrapped the whole time. That avoids the sludgy outside.
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    That looks awesome! Nice smoke ring. I smoked a small one Saturday for 6 hours at 225 and it did not look that good. Nice job.
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    There is always more than one way to skin a cat. I have been doing high heat brisket for years. The bark suffers but the product is good.
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    His bark looks dang good and its a nice smoke ring too. I will have to try this sometime without question.
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    Re: Brisket Prepared Using Myron Mixon's "Power Cooking" Met

    I have done briskies both ways. I generally prefer low and slo....but really the bark consistency is the only difference.

    I try to keep it simple and don't use the Texas crutch either....

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    Re: Brisket Prepared Using Myron Mixon's "Power Cooking" Met

    Thanks for the link. Took a quick glance and there appears to be some good information there. Will have to read it more thoroughly when I have some time.

    I will probably do the "low & slow" method more often than the "quick cook" method mainly because the act of smoking meat is a big part of the overall experience for me and one that I enjoy. Even Myron states "...I'm not going to tell you that there's anything wrong with it" [the low & slow method - provided you have the time].
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    Re: Brisket Prepared Using Myron Mixon's "Power Cooking" Met

    Quote Originally Posted by BoDarville

    I will probably do the "low & slow" method more often than the "quick cook" method mainly because the act of smoking meat is a big part of the overall experience for me and one that I enjoy. .

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    Re: Brisket Prepared Using Myron Mixon's "Power Cooking" Met

    to me, if it aint LOW and SLOW...it's simply not smoking...but cooking.
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    Re: Brisket Prepared Using Myron Mixon's "Power Cooking" Met

    You are making me hungry... and I want to smoke a pastrami. I have a Corned Beef in the fridge... may need to convert this to a pastrami with a good soak and couple days of rest.
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    Re: Brisket Prepared Using Myron Mixon's "Power Cooking" Met

    Just finished the last of this brisket. Even after two weeks, the left-overs that were reheated in the m-wave were amazingly juicy - even more so than previous briskets I have prepared.

    On the next brisket cook, I'll probably go with a hybrid approach: Inject a marinade and cook using more of a low & slow method, experimenting with different temps throughout the cooking process (but well below the 350F I used on this cook). As I stated, I enjoy the experience of BBQ just as much as I enjoy eating it and I'm not under the time pressure of those on the competitive BBQ circuit. However, I just had to try this unconventional quick-cook method just to satisfy my curiosity. It is nice to know that it works for those situations where time is at a premium.
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