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Brisket Comparison ---------

Discussion in 'Blowing Smoke Around the Smoker.' started by gary s, Apr 17, 2019.

  1. gary s

    gary s SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Good afternoon, To those of you who know me I have posted a lot on Briskets.
    So.............. If everything goes as planned and weather permitting I am going to smoke a
    Prime Brisket and a Select Brisket along with some ribs and beans.
    This will be my first Prime, Gunna invite the neighbors and Grand kids over. I want to do a bling taste test. Flavor, Tenderness, Texture and overall opinion.

    If it all comes together I'll Post Pics and Findings

    Gary
     
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  2. tallbm

    tallbm Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Fantastic!

    Word of advice with a prime brisket. Probe it a few degrees earlier than you do on non-prime brisket.
    I've done a handful of prime briskets and I believe some of them have gotten tender at like 199-200F vs 203'ish.

    Other than that enjoy! :)
     
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  3. Gary,
    Very interested in your research...popular belief here is "smoking low and slow makes less desireable meat taste better so why spend the extra for prime." Keep us in the loop!
    Teddy
     
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  4. bregent

    bregent Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I'd be cautious not to draw any hard conclusions based on a single data point. There are too many variables involved. Some of the best briskets I've turned out were select, but overall I've had consistently better results with prime.

    But still, interested in seeing the results.
     
  5. unclejhim

    unclejhim Meat Mopper

    This could save me a lot of money. Hope it goes well.
     
  6. carolinadoug

    carolinadoug Fire Starter

    IMG_5789.JPG Just stuck a Prime Brisket in my 30MES. Butcher gave me a great deal on it because someone ordered it and didnt come pick it up. He knows I smoke quite a few - asked me to come back with my notes on if it is worth the extra $$. Wasn't a real big one - 13 lbs, trimmed down to about 11 I'd guess. Gonna be an all night smoke with a pork butt joining the party later tonight. Should be perfect timing for folks driving and flying in tomorrow afternoon - Family Time!
     
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  7. carolinadoug

    carolinadoug Fire Starter

    Great input!!
     
  8. Looking forward to this
     
  9. weev

    weev Smoking Fanatic ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    this ought to be good
     
  10. gary s

    gary s SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster OTBS Member

    We had storms last night got 1.75 inches of rain, supposed to be nice the rest of the week so it will be on.
    Some of you that know me, know that I have been smoking for over 50 years, and hundreds of Briskets.
    As I said my first prime. The ONLY reason is curiosity. Most of you know or should know that Smoking Briskets started out in a lot of meat markets years and years ago because it was not really a sell able piece of meat. So rather than throw it out they started cooking it, which I am glad they did. It was a tough piece of meat, that after a long slow cook transforms to something fantastic. I never crossed my mind to spend two or three times the amount on a prime brisket. Steaks YES
    since I like mine between rare and med rare hot and fast and looking for tenderness and flavor.
    I am looking forward to seeing if Prime is really that much better in a brisket.............

    Gary
     
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  11. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    I've seen a couple of these, but never any done by the "Brisket Man" !!!

    This is gonna be Highly Interesting!!

    Be Back!!

    Bear
     
  12. gary s

    gary s SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Thanks John. You know me I'm Pretty Critical when it comes to Brisket.

    Gary
     
  13. tallbm

    tallbm Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Gary I don't know if you have an Albersons in Whitehouse but they have limit 1 Choice Brisket packers for $1.39 a pound with the grocery flier coupon and a $25 purchase excluding the brisket cost :)

    I'm tempted to get one but I have a 22 pound turkey and 17 pounds of pork butt in the freezer on top of my packed game freezer full of meat :emoji_disappointed: ... first world problems aye :P
     
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  14. gary s

    gary s SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster OTBS Member

    We used to I'd have to drive to Longview about 45 min.

    Gary
     
  15. tallbm

    tallbm Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Oh well, not worth the gas. If you happen to be passing through Longview or some town with an Albersons for the holiday weekend then maybe you can grab one :)
     
  16. gary s

    gary s SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Smoker Going and Briskets on .........

    Gary
     
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  17. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member


    Can't smell it yet, but as usual, been raining all day & night---Mostly pouring!!!

    Bear
     
  18. gary s

    gary s SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster OTBS Member

    70 degrees here and lots of sunshine

    Gary .......... and SMOKE :emoji_astonished:
     
  19. noboundaries

    noboundaries Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Now THIS is the kind of expertise I love to read here! Can hardly wait for the results.... but it's brisket, so waiting is mandatory.
     
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  20. gary s

    gary s SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Your'e right, Patients ------ ready when it's ready

    Gary