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Anyone watching The Butcher on History channel ?

Discussion in 'Smoking Books, Videos, Magazines' started by branstone, Jun 6, 2019.

  1. branstone

    branstone Newbie

    skills competition show for Butchers. Its pretty cool.
     
  2. chilerelleno

    chilerelleno Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Never even heard of it.
    Never seen any advertising for it.

    History channel is so sorry arsed anymore, for many years.
    I remember when they had real historical based programming.
    Same goes for the Syfy channel and others.
     
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  3. 5GRILLZNTN

    5GRILLZNTN Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    [QUOTE="chilerelleno, post: 1963684, member: 119065"

    History channel is so sorry arsed anymore, for many years.
    I remember when they had real historical based programming.
    Same goes for the Syfy channel and others.[/QUOTE]

    You got that right Chili! Sign of the times I guess.
     
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  4. smokerjim

    smokerjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I seen the first one, it's pretty good
     
  5. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Epic Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    YES! It's interesting to see how the oddball animals, python, alligator, nutria, and such get butchered. I was surprised to see a well known Traveling Butcher from the PNW, get eliminated. Never miss Forged In Fire either ..JJ
     
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  6. jokensmoken

    jokensmoken Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Found it by accident channel surfing...I thought it was quite interesting and entertaining...
    I'll watch a few more times to see if theres anything to be learned but I'm guessing it probably wont be a "go to" program, but if I'm bored and it's on I'll certainly tune it in.
    Walt.
     
  7. branstone

    branstone Newbie

    Forged in Fire is good too. that's where I saw the trailer. I do find it interesting watching them butcher the odd animals. and explain the different cuts of meat.
     
  8. xray

    xray Master of the Pit

    Yes, it seems to be a pretty good show. One thing I wondered about is that will they run out of different species of animals to butcher? There's only so many ways to skin a cat!

    I really enjoy Forged in the Fire. I like how the competition is always friendly and helpful towards each other. None of that scripted drama crap you see in most reality shows.

    Also, one of the judges J. Nelson is sort of local, he's from Towanda PA.
     
  9. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Epic Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Truly educational? No, they are generally moving too fast to see, say how to remove a Flat Iron Steak from the Primal Chuck. But a Popcorn and Cold Beer bit of entertainment, that WE can relate to, it's worth watching...JJ
     
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  10. Outside of the production drama, rather enjoy it. My childhood friends father was a butcher by trade in the 60's/70's when they still broke down sides in the local market. Seemed so interesting, we were taught how to use and respect both knives and the meat. Grew up thinking everyone ate slab belly bacon. Never knew so many guys with so many missing finger parts.
     
  11. baboy

    baboy Smoke Blower

    Thanks for sharing about this, need to look it up online since no cable anymore. Back in Wisconsin we would butcher our pigs and chickens at my friends farm.
     
  12. chilerelleno

    chilerelleno Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I just watched the 1st episode via On-Demand.
    Kind'a interesting and I did learn a bit more about butchering a gator.
    And I'll give them half credit for at least trying to throw a token gesture at the 'History' of butchering and using one of the old tools of the trade.
     
  13. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I am a good friend of the person who won it, Sean Kelly. We know each other through his work on meat forums. The older guy he beat did a lousy job on the rib roast, cutting into the eye so bad.
     
  14. kawboy

    kawboy Smoking Fanatic

    Just finished watching the the four episodes they have on hulu. I enjoyed it, learned a bit as well.