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Joined Sep 10, 2010
Thought I'd finally jump in and say hello to everyone.  I've been grilling for many years, smoking for about three, lurking around here for about two and finally made an account a couple of months ago.

I've got a 22" Weber One Touch Grill and a Brinkmann Vertical Charcoal Smoker that I've done a handful of mods to since I got it about 6 months ago.  Before that I did all of my smoking in the Weber.

Most of my smoking has been ribs, pork butt and salmon, but this weekend I was going to finally give a brisket a try.  I hit three different stores and nobody had them in stock today, so I ended up going to the local BJ's tonight and grabbing an 8 lbs. brisket, but it says it's a "beef brisket flat."  Is it safe to assume it's just the flat and the point has already been taken off?  I was hoping to get one with the point so I could make burnt ends too, but i guess that will have to wait for another day.  Here are some pics of the piece of meat so hopefully someone can verify that it's just the flat.



Oh yeah, and here are a rack and leg of lamb I picked up while I was there that I'm going to try smoking tomorrow night.  I figured what the heck, might as well try a few new things this weekend!



Rest in peace. Lost but not forgotten!!
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Howdy and welcome to SMF!!!

 The flat is exactly what yopu thought. The point has been removed.

 The flat you have looks like it has a good fat cap and should be fine .

 As the soup nazi would say, No Burnt Ends For You!!!

 Still should be some fine eating in your neighborhood soon.


Meat Mopper
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Joined Mar 30, 2010
Welcome to smf, im your neighbor just north of ya in carroll county.


Master of the Pit
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Welcome to SMF. I am south east of you on Kent Island


Legendary Pitmaster
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Welcome to the SMF. Glad to have you here. Lots of good folks, great recipes and knowledge. Looking forward to your first qview.


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Welcome to SMF. Have family in Odenton. 


Meat Mopper
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Welcome Friend,hope to see more from ya
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Joined Jun 20, 2010
Welcome.  I don't know if I am north, south, east or west of you since we live in the same town:-}}  We've moved here 41 years ago and think it is a great place to live. 

BTW -- Safeway has their Scottish farm raised on sale for $6.99 this week (till Tuesday).  I just got done smoking about four pounds and had some for dinner last night.  They also had mixed pork chops at $1.49 and we got a package of them and I smoked two of them at the same time.  They will be tomorrow's dinner.


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Hi Brad, Welcome to SMF, Glad to have you with us.

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