To slice or pull...That is the question!

Discussion in 'Beef' started by meandmytwodogs, Sep 17, 2008.

  1. What's your favorite way to serve up a brisket, sliced or pulled? I have never pulled one myself, nor have I ever been served pulled beef. I'm sure there are reasons to do it both ways. But what is YOUR FAVORITE?

  2. daboys

    daboys Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Only done a couple of them, but I like them sliced. Now butts, those I always pull.
  3. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member me, it depends on how i want to serve sandwiches, or a sit down meal, with all the fixings..........
  4. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Sliced. [​IMG]
  5. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Ditto! [​IMG]

    You want pulled beef, smoke a chuckie.
    You really need to eat it sliced to enjoy the tenderness that you can get from a Brisket.
  6. bbqgoddess

    bbqgoddess Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Ditto WD
    I have done them both ways, and I love either way...dressed up (sliced) or dressed down...(pulled) You can still use it for sammies either way, it is for me, the presentation...(I do pulling my briskey when I am experimenting with a finishing sauce)
    Happy Smokes!
  7. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Both for me too. Slices are nice and pretty, but chopped/pulled deckle is wonderful, especially burnt ends!

    Since ya mentioned it, thats what we are havin for dinner tonight, chopped burnt ends on a toasted roll with a slice of provalone melted over the top of the meat. Au jus on the side![​IMG]
  8. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    pulled chuck is great, and chopped point is not too bad either!
  9. moltenone

    moltenone Smoking Fanatic

    man i just ate and that meal looks outstanding Dan.

  10. packplantpath

    packplantpath Smoking Fanatic

    What about both....Slice the flat, pull the rest????
  11. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    NICE save there bro......[​IMG]

    Your right, Point should always be CUBED for burnt ends!! [​IMG]
  12. smoke freak

    smoke freak StickBurners

    Slice the flat, chop the point for burnt ends, and pull chuck roast. Dang! Here I am agreeing with Bubba again!
  13. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Watch out buddy, can lead to a nasty habit.....[​IMG][​IMG]
  14. smoke freak

    smoke freak StickBurners

    Yeah and thats all I need is one more habit to try and break...
  15. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I like to slice it for the meal (usually more than just me and the Mrs. when we do a brisket) but then what's left I pull and put in a big tub. What doesn't get snacked on I try to get into a sammie.. <grin>[​IMG]
  16. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    I almost always pull them for sandwiches
  17. mgwerks

    mgwerks Smoking Fanatic

    I've found that it's best to decide what you are going to do with it before you smoke. With butts, the temp you pull at really affects the consistency of the finished meat, lower for slicing, higher for pulling.

    The same can be said of brisket. Besides, the meat fibers in brisket are very long. When I have 'pulled' a brisket, I usually slice against the grain every 1 1/2" or so, and shred those. That keeps the 'stringy' mouth feel to a minimum.

    Best of luck whichever you choose!
  18. mrflames

    mrflames Newbie

    sliced is the way i like it
  19. blacklab

    blacklab Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Never pulled a brisket alway's just sliced it. As for chuck roast I'll pull. [​IMG]
  20. grothe

    grothe Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Gotta admit......Burnt End Addict here!!![​IMG]

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