KOBE beef brisket

Discussion in 'Beef' started by shellbellc, Apr 13, 2007.

  1. shellbellc

    shellbellc Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    My boss' parents are coming up from FL and bringing a 10lb Kobe beef brisket. I haven't attempted a brisket yet and now I'm smoking a $50 brisket!! [​IMG]

    I'm just going to treat this like a regular brisket or do you think I should make an adjustment for the Kobe beef?
     
  2. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  3. crewdawg52

    crewdawg52 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    If it's true Japanese Kobe beef, what you got there is'nt a 10 lb, $50 brisket.
    It's a 10 lb, $750 - $1000 brisket! [​IMG] No pressure now, just hope it turns out great! [​IMG]
     
  4. shellbellc

    shellbellc Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I know! I'm nervous. They apparently have a great butcher down there. [​IMG] He also got 2 rib eye steaks and they were like $90 for 2!! [​IMG]

    Look at the marbling in this NY strip
    [​IMG]
     
  5. crewdawg52

    crewdawg52 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I've had the opportunity to have it once while in Japan. All 100 grams of it (less than 4 oz., that's all I could afford). Still ran close to $22. I will tell you what, that was the very best beef I've had to pleasure of eating.

    The pic did'nt come out, but i know what it looks like. A cardiologists nightmare! [​IMG] Enjoy! [​IMG]
     
  6. tonto1117

    tonto1117 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Shell, I have heard that they don't have as much fat marbled through them, so as a result cook up a lot quicker than the briskets we are used to, and have to be carefull not to dry them out. Good Luck!!!
     
  7. squeezy

    squeezy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Wow! I am overwhelmed ... have never heard of Kobe beef until today.

    I expect I'll meet my maker before I ever get a chance to taste it ...

    But I can dream and drool ....
    [​IMG]
     
  8. bud's bbq

    bud's bbq Meat Mopper

    Hi Shellbell,

    I've been grilling and/or smoking beef for 40 years. But, Kobe beef, wow!

    Please, pics and evaluation. Mangia!

    bud
     
  9. shellbellc

    shellbellc Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Well got into work late today with the horrible rain we've had over the last 2 days (and it's still raining!!), double checked the kobe beef brisket is present and accounted for. I also went to Costco yesterday and go two pork shoulders to throw in with the brisket, hey why fire up the thing with one item in it!!

    My biggest problem now....I can't find my maverick...[​IMG]

    I am looking forward while being apprehensive at the same time.
     
  10. squeezy

    squeezy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    You mean your exalted thermometer doesn't have it's own gilded and locked box sitting beside Grandpa's ashes?
    [​IMG]
     
  11. shellbellc

    shellbellc Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Well of course it does, it's just that I mis-placed the whole box!!! Grandpa's still there though! [​IMG]
     
  12. keywesmoke

    keywesmoke Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I enjoy Kobe (Tajima) beef when I can get it, but have never been able to order 10 pounds!

    Keep a good eye on that piece......
     
  13. gremlin

    gremlin Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    Good Lord son ....NNOOOOOO Pressure but the last time I heard of Kobe beef being sold in Toronto, it was a few years back and it was over $150.00 per pound.
    Like I said noooooo Pressure.[​IMG] Just let me know when you start it ........I'm gonna go up on the roof ,maybe i can get a whiff...a faint hint on the breeze.LOL
     
  14. bigal

    bigal Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I think I have read that they massage the cow and even give it beer. Honestly.

    what I've seen of it, on the net, is that it is well marbled........steaks anyway. I'd assume the same for the brisket.

    As everyone else has said..............no pressure. Btw, I don't know what smoker you have, but that brisket may cost more than the smoker [​IMG] .

    If you don't show pics, I will do my best to ban you from this site!!![​IMG]

    Good luck, everyone here knows you'll do just fine! Have fun doing it and share the whole experience w/us please.
     
  15. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Hey Shell -

    If you smoke low n slow you can't mess it up right? Just find your mavric and all will be well! I've a got a drawer full of Taylors you can borrow! [​IMG]
     
  16. squeezy

    squeezy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That and even Saki !

    I think that is how they raise Sumo wrestlers as well ! [​IMG]
     
  17. keywesmoke

    keywesmoke Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Guddorakku, smoker-san. (good luck!)
     
  18. johno

    johno Smoke Blower

    very interseting dutch , i read the link page you supplied . i have seen on a tv show here that there are a few cattle properties ( ranches to you guys )over here in australia where they are now breeding and growing the WAGYU cattle for the overseas market
     
  19. shellbellc

    shellbellc Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Just to let you know I didn't forget about pictures or anything, found out that the parents actually froze it for the car ride north. He's bringing it in on Friday and on Sunday I'm doing the brisket and my shoulders. [​IMG]

    I did receive information that a kobe brisket cooks MUCH faster than a regular brisket. Like 6 hours to get to 190*.

    I also found, for anyone interested, that Snake River Farms sells kobe brisket on-line for $48 per 10 - 12# flat. I'm not sure what the over-night shipping would be. It's interesting to see how much their kobe is. A tenderloin for $300! They also sell berkshire(korobuta) pork.
     
  20. shellbellc

    shellbellc Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Just saw +25 for shipping so it's now a $73 brisket[​IMG]
     

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