I love this site, b/c I can get typically a simple answer quickly. I dropped "brisket drippings" into the search tool, and wound up with a great bunch of ideas on what to do with last week's captured smokey liquid love. The ice cube tray idea is great, but wouldn't work for my application without re-heating.
The drippings went into the fridge to separate fat & juice/gelatin as it cooled. Wound up with a cup of gelatin-type product out of a 17+ lb. brisket. I tossed out the puck of fat that floated to the top. I sliced the gelatin into 4 pieces (1/4 cup each) for future culinary applications. Here's what I got:
Looks like fudge, smells like smoked beef!!!! Beef Fudge!!!!!
All ready for the freezer. Any thoughts? What do y'all suggest? Momma already has designs on gravy and maybe a port wine sauce around the holidays (if they last that long). Might have to do another brisket before then...