Brisket slicing help needed

Discussion in 'Beef' started by morkdach, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    ok look at the pics and tell me the correct way to slice this.
    i want tender slices with the grain or against the grain?[​IMG]
    bottom pic which is which?

    sure was good but some was tough and some was great.
    foiled it at 193° for bout 2 hours befor chowing on it.
  2. gunner69

    gunner69 Meat Mopper

    Looking at the pic its kind of hard to tell but I think the cut on the right was close to correct... Should have been more straight across towards the cut on the left.. If that makes sense
  3. ellymae

    ellymae Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hard to tell for sure, but like Gunner said, it looks like you got it almost right. Some folks will cut a notch in theie uncooked brisket to show the way the grain is running since it can be hard to tell after applying the rub and cooking. Take the not so tender stuff and throw it in some chili....
  4. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    From that pic I would cut it top to bottom. That looks like th way to go against the grain.
  5. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks to me that the slicing on the bottom right hand side is against the grain and the other two with the grain. The one against the grain is the way you want to do it.

    Regardless, that is one beautiful brisket!!
  6. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That's a great tip.

    I agree with the others that the right side cut looks like what you wanted.
  7. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    When cooked to temp and rested,you should be able to slice the point from the flat with your hand and remove any unwanted fat. From there it is as simple as looking at it and cutting across the grain.
  8. scubadoo97

    scubadoo97 Smoking Fanatic

    I do the notch trick. The grain may vary a little between flats. The notch will keep you from having to pull at the meat to find the grain. For the most part the grain is going to be running in a general direction on a flat but it does vary some.

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