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Brisket as repayment for a favor

Discussion in 'Beef' started by radio, Jul 14, 2019 at 10:50 AM.

  1. radio

    radio Smoking Fanatic

    Been having some plumbing issues lately that my neighbor volunteered to help me fix. It turned into a nightmare as the more things we fixed, the more problems we found that were largely due to shoddy installation when the house was built. Too many 90 degree elbows, drains with uphill slope, joints with no glue and on and on! It took us one full day from 8 to midnight, then til noon the next day to get things right.
    He would take no pay, so I bought an aged premium Angus brisket and smoked as a thank you. I took him and his wife over more than half of it including the point, so they invited their son and his GF over for supper. They raved about it and he said there were no leftovers!
    I love living in the country where neighbors help neighbors and we look out for each other.
    It finished at 6 am and i couldn't resist making myself a brisket omelet.
    I started it in a stck burner for extra smoke, then about midnight I put it in a pan with brewed coffee and beef base, covered it and finished in the pellet grill so i could get some sleep. I decided on fat cap down to protect the meat as the one side had virtually no fat to protect it from drying if placed on the grate.
    This had to be the best, or next to best brisket I have ever cooked! The aged beef is worth the added cost for sure! 20190712_195109.jpg 20190713_025237.jpg 20190713_094645.jpg
  2. chilerelleno

    chilerelleno Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Don't call that man a mere neighbor, call him your friend in the best sense of the word. Very nice way to repay his help.

    That brisket looks positively delicious! Nice Cook.
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  3. jaxgatorz

    jaxgatorz Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Awesome neighbor and brisket !!:emoji_thumbsup:
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  4. smokerjim

    smokerjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    looks tasty, yeah I have a friend like that, helps me with a lot with mechanical stuff, vehicles, lawn tractors etc. he will never take money so I usually smoke him some ribs and kielbasi.
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    NU2SMOKE Fire Starter

    CAN I BE YOUR FRIEND!!!!! Ill fix anything!!!
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  6. jcam222

    jcam222 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Awesome! Intrigued by the coffee / beef base liquid. I use coffee in my brisket rub.
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  7. JJS

    JJS Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Next time you need some help just send out some smoke signals and see how fast he shows up lol
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  8. hardcookin

    hardcookin Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks great...Nice way to repay the neighbor!
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  9. radio

    radio Smoking Fanatic

    I have tried coffee rubs and wasn't all that impressed. Plain 'ol salt and pepper does it for me, but I love to reserve the liquid for Au Jus and gravies. Plain drippings were not "beefy" enough, so I started adding base and water, then had the idea to add brewed coffee instead of water. Best tasting stuff ever!
  10. I will be adding this to my smoking recipe book to try. Thank you for sharing!
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  11. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice looking brisket and a nice way to pay it back. Excellent.

    Point for sure
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