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Brisket sticking to butcher paper

Discussion in 'Beef' started by Kevin Haynes, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. Kevin Haynes

    Kevin Haynes Fire Starter

    Does anyone have any tips or preventative maintenance info on how to keep my butcher paper from sticking to my brisket top and ripping off my purdy bark I have formed? Anyone else have this problem?....I pull my butcher paper wrapped brisket after it is finished and then wrap in a towel and place in a cooler for an hour ...anything I should or shouldn't be doing? Thanks guys!
  2. texomakid

    texomakid Smoking Fanatic

    X2 - I've had this issue too.
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  3. Weaverspitbbq

    Weaverspitbbq Smoke Blower

    Pam it..
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  4. kelbro

    kelbro Meat Mopper

    The pink paper that I bought off Amazon doesn't stick.

    I thought it had a shiny side but I just checked, no coating.
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2019
  5. mike243

    mike243 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I don't think the waxed paper is the go to most folks want, is the briskets bare of fat? sugars are sticking and a lite shot of pam might be the best way to stop it imo. so many ? and so little time to test lol
  6. Kevin Haynes

    Kevin Haynes Fire Starter

    My ol lady said to pam it too haha. I'll try it. Screw it lol
  7. bradger

    bradger Meat Mopper

    try parchment paper.
  8. daveomak

    daveomak Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Which paper are you using ?? Is this the one ??

  9. Kevin Haynes

    Kevin Haynes Fire Starter

    I couldn't tell you exactly what brand but it was purchased on amazon as a gift. According to details I read at the time it was unwaxed,uncoated,unscented etc.. just pure pink paper
  10. daveomak

    daveomak Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yep.. that's the stuff to use... When I use it, I wrap the meat before it gets to the stall... After a bit, the paper is soaked with fat.. It couldn't stick to hot gum, on the sidewalk, in August...
    Sooo, I have no idea why your paper is sticking...
  11. Kevin Haynes

    Kevin Haynes Fire Starter

    I have no idea....I'm thinking the brisket is obviously hot when I pull it finished at 205 or so and then wrap the wrapped brisket in the towel and then in a cooler may just be getting it super super hot
  12. daveomak

    daveomak Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    If the paper is dry after the cook and before you wrap it in towels etc., try spraying it with Pam or rub lard on it, or something so it won't stick... MAYBE...
  13. texomakid

    texomakid Smoking Fanatic

    Sounds like I'm using the same paper as Kevin. Pink butcher paper purchased through Amazon. It's just plane pink butcher paper. I've used it twice on brisket - first time was the hot/fast method and I just figured the high temps allowed the paper to stick to the burnt fat & meat on the bottom of the brisket. 2nd time was a low & slow and I wrapped the brisket due to a mega-stall I encountered. Still I had to pull the brisket & paper apart in spots on the bottom side. Both times there was plenty of grease inside the paper - it was soaked on the bottom each time and I cook fat cap down. Didn't affect the meat, flavor, or overall quality of the brisket it was just unexpected and it happened 2 times? Maybe a shot of Pam is the answer?
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  14. sandyut

    sandyut Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I would just not use the paper. my last brisket I did straight though and it was killer. smoked at 180 for 4 hours then 300 till done. no muss no fuss
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