marinating a brisket?

Discussion in 'Beef' started by chris_harper, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. chris_harper

    chris_harper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    A guy at work wants me to smoke 10 briskets for him next weekend. His wife wants them marinated for 3 days first though. They used to pay a guy here in town to smoke their briskets (for parties and such), and he told them that he marinated them for 3 days. I told him I never marinate mine, that it is pointless to marinate a brisket. He said his wife said it has to be done. Now, he has ate my brisket numerous times, and told her I know how to smoke a brisket.

    Should I marinate them? If so, in what? Or should I just smoke them the way I always do, and say, "Yeah I marinted them"?

    I told him I would smoke them for him, if he came over and helped (and learned how to do it), for a brisket to keep.
  2. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Eh, give 'em a rub. 3 day's worth. Do it in Tulsa Time. "Set your watch back two days...livin' on Tulsa time" Good old Clapton tune.
  3. glued2it

    glued2it Master of the Pit

    So what are trying to say?[​IMG]

    I would take the wife some regular brisket and ask if what she would like.

    Also was he really marinating them or just adding rub and wrapping them for 3 days prior.

    He may of said something about marinating them with rub and well you know how women tend to be.
  4. chris_harper

    chris_harper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That is what I was wondering too. I wrap mine all the time, to rest over night in the fridge after rubbing. I am smoking a brisket tomorrow, and he told me last night he is bringing one to work today for me to do also, for her to try out. I will rub one overnight in the fridge, and rub one in the morning before smoking, and see which one she likes better.
  5. smokin for life

    smokin for life Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Chris, I really never heard of anyone marinating a brisket. I would agree with Glued, Maybe they really meant rubed. I know my wife gets things confused all the time.
  6. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    What would be the point of rubbing a brisket for 3 day's??
    The flavor isin't going to "soak in" unless you use enough salt and then ya got corned beef.
    Even marinating a brisket for 3 day's would make it mushy and nasty!!
    Do em your way Chris or tell them to do it themselve's....
  7. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    yup cris do a dry rub for her,let taste and let her approve-we all know women and how things get twisted!OH and thats just some women!
  8. smokin for life

    smokin for life Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Do em your way Chris or tell them to do it themselve's....[/quote]

    I like the way you think Bubba [​IMG]
  9. chris_harper

    chris_harper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Ok, I talked to him tonight at work. He is not sure what the guy did, but he understands what I told him about rub vs. marinate. He is going to let her taste some of the brisket I am smoking tomorrow.

    I can fit 4-6 briskets in my smoker. Plus, I have the almost finished one in the garage- I need to finish it. Been working on that thing off and on (mostly off, eh) for a year now. It will hold the same amount. Be looking for the Q-view Sat night or, most likely, Sun afternoon.
  10. smoke freak

    smoke freak StickBurners

    One of the best briskets I ever tasted came from a local resterant. The guy said all he does is marinate and smoke. Course he wouldnt give up any details. Trade secrets I guess. Hoewever, thats a LOT of meat to risk on a process you know nothing about. Do it your way and they wont be sorry.

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