Originally Posted by Roger
Try it if you want but green wood is not the way to go, you'll wind up with too much smoke and a bitter taste on your meet.JMO
I didn't say any green wood. Specifically said green mesquite.
And I thought the same thing at first. In fact I thought the guy was filling me full of it so I couldn't go home and smoke a brisket like his. That was until he took me out back and showed me his pit and his wood pile. Then he told me where he gets his wood from.
There are not to many places where you can buy "Green " Mesquite unless you go cut it your self.
I went home and tried it and it turned out perfect. If you are not into, or don't like using rubs, this is not the way to go for you.
You must use a thick rub or it will be too smokey.
I know it may sound a little hard to swallow but until you try it, you don't know what you have been missing.
I have smoked hundreds of briskets and pork butts in my life. I have used just about every kind of wood out there. There are only 2 woods I will use on a brisket, Post Oak and Green Mesquite. For pork butts it's hickory and pecan.
I am sold on Green Mesquite and will never smoke a brisket with anything else unless I can't find any. You'll be sold too once you try it.
But then again, if you are like me, it don't matter what anyone else says if you already have mastered your own pit.
There are hundreds of ways to smoke a brisket and all of them will turn out "Perfect" if done correctly.