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NFT: Food Question - 5 lb Franklin BBQ Beef Brisket

Semipro Lineman : 11/16/2023 2:15 pm
Long story short, friends send me a Franklin BBQ Beef Brisket through Gold Belly. I want to use it as my contribution for Thanksgiving dinner. Problem is that I don't have a smoker but rather an really old oven. In fact, my oven is so old that the temperatures settings which were on the front panel instead of the knob, rubbed off years ago. So my options to ensure that it's cooked probably are getting a meat thermometer or giving it to my foodie brother who has a slow cooker. But letting a f cook it will come with a price of having to listen to him endlessly talk about how he prepare it and what settings he used etc.

So I ask you fellow cooks, risk ruining a expensive brisket or put up with an annoying talkative foodie?


Borrow a smoker  
nochance : 11/16/2023 2:24 pm : link
Don't ruin a great brisket with an inferior cooker. It's the off season and I would see if anyone had a smoker I could borrow
It is already smoked.  
He's Not Here : 11/16/2023 2:33 pm : link
Use an oven thermometer to find out where 225 is on your dial and put a mark on it. Put the thawed brisket on a sheet pan with a few pads of butter and cook for approx 75 minutes in the preheated 225 degree oven.

Other option is to simmer it in a pot of water on your stove keeping the brisket in the sealed package with the water at 165 degrees. You would need a good thermometer to monitor the temps.

Either way you do it, it is pretty easy and it will turnout amazing. I could not believe how good it was and mine sat in my freezer for 4 months.



And it will not matter too much if  
He's Not Here : 11/16/2023 2:35 pm : link
your oven is at 200 or 250. 225 is the goal but a variance either way will just slow the reheat down a little time or speed it up. Just keep an eye on it.
I need some clarification here  
Bill in UT : 11/16/2023 2:38 pm : link
Do you recieve the brisket already smoked, or do you get it uncooked? If it's pre-cooked, there's no reason to reheat it in a smoker. If it's raw/frozen, I don't get the point of it, because Franklin brisket is,I believe, just brisket seasoned with salt and pepper. I just found reheating instructions online, and oven is an option. Between now and then you can either get new knobs for your oven of get a cheap thermometer that sits in you oven and tells the the oven temp.
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RE: I need some clarification here  
Bill in UT : 11/16/2023 2:40 pm : link
In comment 16291430 Bill in UT said:
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Do you recieve the brisket already smoked, or do you get it uncooked? If it's pre-cooked, there's no reason to reheat it in a smoker. If it's raw/frozen, I don't get the point of it, because Franklin brisket is,I believe, just brisket seasoned with salt and pepper. I just found reheating instructions online, and oven is an option. Between now and then you can either get new knobs for your oven of get a cheap thermometer that sits in you oven and tells the the oven temp. Link - ( New Window )


Sorry about the typos, but I think you can make your way thru them
Just ordered  
Semipro Lineman : 11/16/2023 3:27 pm : link
the oven thermometer. Thanks for the advice
He's not here with the best advice  
Heisenberg : 11/16/2023 3:54 pm : link
It's cooked and should be delicious and does not need to be smoked again. You just want to warm it up slowly and not to too high a temp.

I tried to talk my wife into letting me smoke a brisket for Thanksgiving but she is a traditionalist. Too bad.

Enjoy! That's a nice gift!
I saw in that video  
Semipro Lineman : 11/16/2023 4:10 pm : link
that you only need an hour and fifteen minutes for the reheating. I had assumed that it would need a three hours or so which was why I was so worried about the oven temp. This will be easier than I thought.
Reheating  
solarmike : 11/16/2023 4:39 pm : link
Wonderful to have a friend that sends BBQ!

Goldbelly:

https://www.goldbelly.com/franklin-barbecue/whole-brisket-texas-bbq-sauce

Meathead Review:

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RE: I saw in that video  
Bill in UT : 11/16/2023 6:12 pm : link
In comment 16291538 Semipro Lineman said:
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that you only need an hour and fifteen minutes for the reheating. I had assumed that it would need a three hours or so which was why I was so worried about the oven temp. This will be easier than I thought.


He doesn't say in the video what the status of the brisket is before popping it in the oven. I would you bring it up to room temp beforehand. If it comes frozen, you'll fropably need a couple of days for it to defrost in the fridge, and probably 2-3 hours out of the fridge to come to room temp. If it starts cold, you'll have to add to the reheating time. Good luck, I hope it's delicious.
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I am Ninja : 11/16/2023 7:18 pm : link
Get a Meater.
Thank you guys for your responses. I appreciate it  
Semipro Lineman : 11/17/2023 9:15 am : link
So I have already entered the following steps into my reminder calendar.
1) Start defrosting the Brisket 3 days before Thanksgiving
2) Bring to room temperature by placing on the countertop for approximately 3 hours
3) Use new oven thermometer to preheat oven to correct temperature
4) Placing on a flat baking sheet with butter
5) Baking it for an hour and 15 minutes
6) Wrapped it up for the hour long trip to the family dinner
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