I’m aware that many of you found my channel looking for information about he Weber Summit Charcoal Grill and Weber Summit Charcoal Grilling center. I’ve been wanting to do a full review of the Weber Summit Charcoal Grill for a while. I even filmed the review but I wasn’t happy with how it turned out so I ditched it and decided to include partial reviews in each of videos by including pictures and talking about characteristics of the Weber Summit in each of my videos.
It must have been a bit too subtle because people have complained to me that my videos are not “useful” to them. I’m not sure what that means exactly because I try to make all my Weber Summit videos informative as well as entertaining. However, I changed my approach a little bit for this brisket smoke video.
My goal with this video was to review as much information as possible about the Weber Summit Charcoal Grill to help people who are thinking about purchasing the Weber Summit Charcoal Grill. However I wanted to do that without making the video too long or distracting from the main point of this video…which was smoking the biggest BBQ brisket I’ve ever cooked. I think you’ll find the first half of this video to be more “informative” and the second half to be more entertaining and funny.
Smoked Brisket is my wife’s favorite…especially when it’s Texas Style smoked brisket. Therefore, I’ve probably smoked 100 packer briskets (we prefer those to just the brisket flats) on just about every type of grills including the Big Green Egg XL, Kamado Joe Big Joe, Weber Smokey Mountain (22.5 and 18.5), Weber 26.75 kettle, 22.5 inch kettle, the Weber Performer, and, of course, the Komodo Kamado (You can see that in my first video.) I’ve even cooked a brisket on the little Weber Smokey Joe.
Smoking a brisket packer in the Weber Summit Charcoal Grill is more like cooking in the Big Green Egg XL or the Kamado Joe Big Joe than any of the other grills I’ve used. Not only are they the exact same size, but they actually behave similarly in how they cook. The Weber Summit is obviously a lot lighter and doesn’t feel as substantial as the ceramic kamados, but the irony there is it’s a lot more durable and resistant to cracking. It’s also a heck of a lot more convenient to use. (There are advantages to ceramic kamados too. Go with your gut. You’ll be happy with either.)
The brisket turned out wonderful. It was one of the best I’ve ever done.
Products used in this video
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Meat Church BBQ rubs
-They sent rub to me for free, but I like it so much I probably would have used it anyways. (Shhh. Don’t tell them that, though.)
Weber Chimney Starter
TAKSTAR SGC-598 Shotgun Microphone
-Possibly the best (value) purchase I’ve made for my channel. Get a windsock if you plan on shooting in windy conditions.
Rode RodeLink FM Wireless Filmmaker System
Cheap compared to other wireless systems, but not cheap. I recommend it if you have the $, but it’s more of a convenience than a necessity.
Canon 70D DSLR
My primary camera.
The gold standard.
Palermo Digital Barbecue and Meat Thermometer
A MUCH cheaper and highly regarded instant read thermometer.
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