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Sam's Club brisket

post #1 of 14
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Finally went to Sam's Club and found their whole brisket to be of superior quality. USDA Choice Angus beef with spectacular marbling.


I did trim quite a bit of the fat from the brisket. I did dry brine it with Kosher salt for about 60 minutes.

I know many of you will be shocked by how much fat I trimmed off but the plan was to cook at 175 for 14 hours.


The meat was given a coat of olive oil followed by a very basic rub with salt, white pepper, paprika with a coating of crystallized brown sugar. I used a beef broth based injection that had salt, pepper and honey. I used my Masterbuilt smoker overnight as the temperatures were in the upper teens when I cooked. At an internal temp of 160, (about 5 hours due to the outside temps), I wrapped using some honey and mustard and put it back in the smoker.

The payoff was a very tender brisket that had just a bit of tug and tons of beef flavor. The smoke ring was on the weak side but I plan on purchasing an a-maze-n-products smoker to solve that issue. It might make some of you cringe but the meat did really good being a lean cook. I give props to the Angus beef from Sam's. Without that great marbling I would have left a 1/4 inch of fat on it.

How about some feed back?

post #2 of 14

That is an ususual looking critter. Never seen one like that. Might have been Prime or something. The Sam's around here nearly always have IBP Select grade packers and choice grade flats which tend to be way to high. Aint been over there since the free membership run out..they may have them that look like that nowadays. Great pics. Making me hongry..lol.

post #3 of 14
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Big Wheel,

I live in Colorado Springs and the meat you get at butcher shops and grocery stores is poor quality, stringy beef. Eve the open range beef I had in Kansas growing up was better than the local merchant stuff here. When I found this for $2.78 a pound, (as opposed to $4.99 to $5.90 a pound), I was happy as a pig in the sty. I went back and talked to the butchers an they claim it is a from the field to the store program Sam's is starting. They had 8 more the day I was in the local store. I bought 5.

Best stuff I've seen in my area.

post #4 of 14

If they get some of those down here I may have to rejoin Sams. Thats an excellent price for this present sad state of affairs. The bbq pal is currently buying CAB packers for about the same money at Restuarant Depot.

post #5 of 14

Looks great!!

post #6 of 14
Looks like a tasty brisket for sure ! icon14.gif
post #7 of 14

I believe if you use the AMNPS you will have even less of a smoke ring.  You will have more of the flavor, but less of the visible smoke ring.  The AMNPS is an amazing thing, just don't want you to be disappointed in the presentation of your meat.  

post #8 of 14

An AMNPS won't give a smoke ring. You only get a smoke ring with actual wood burning, not smoldering. If you want a faux smoke ring give the brisket a rubdown with Morton's Tender Quick and let it set for about an hour or better before smoking.

post #9 of 14

Ok..I give up. What is an AMNPS. What are yall smoking? How much is it? Thanks.

post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by bigwheel View Post
 

Ok..I give up. What is an AMNPS. What are yall smoking? How much is it? Thanks.

A-Maze-N Pellet Smoker.

 

I still have to turn to the SMF Acronyms section pretty often, but I've gotten to where I recognize that one.

post #11 of 14
Thread Starter 

Everyone, thanks for the information and positive comments.

post #12 of 14
How bout let folks use what they want to do their smokes and you use what you wanna use.... No sense in putting others down for what they wanna use !!
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How bout let folks use what they want to do their smokes and you use what you wanna use.... No sense in putting others down for what they wanna use !!

 

Exactly! bigwheel seems like a troll to me 

post #14 of 14
Not gonna get into a wizzin' match, just believe to each their own is all !! Won't say anymore on the subject, good day !!
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