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The primary benefit of crutching a large piece of meat on the smoker is to reduce evaporative cooling. What is Evaporative Cooling? When water is heated, it evaporates into vapor that we call steam. The state change from liquid water to gaseous steam is an endothermic process. That means that energy is consumed—as opposed to exothermic processes whereby ...


As the other answers point out your brisket was vastly undercooked. Understand that this style of cooking requires not only cooking to doneness but also "time at temperature" in order to break down the connective tissue. Some poeple do inject marinades, but that's not where you are going to find the gains you are looking for here. Your biggest opportunity ...

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