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USDA butcher paper..Lightening deal tomorrow 3:45 PM... Amazon.. $12.72..

Discussion in 'Slicers, Grinders, Tools, Equipment' started by daveomak, Aug 7, 2018.

  1. daveomak

    daveomak Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  2. dwdunlap

    dwdunlap Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for link but I am wondering what butcher paper does for smoking that aluminum foil doesn't?bJust trying to learn... DW
  3. bregent

    bregent Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Uncoated butcher paper is porous, so it lets some water vapor escape so the meat doesn't steam and the bark doesn't soften as much as with foil.
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  4. dwdunlap

    dwdunlap Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Makes sense. What meat's do you wrap in paper and for how long? Do the juices leak out or is that goal?

    So much to learn.... DW
  5. mike243

    mike243 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Wrapping with any thing helps drive moisture back into the meat and paper while porous wont steam the meat as much as foil,I don't cook enuf to be able to tell a difference but maybe if I did 2 at the same time I could. I will wrap some times when I pull stuff off if I have to wait on other stuff to get done.no 1 method is right or wrong just different paths to the finish
  6. zachd

    zachd Meat Mopper

    Brisket in Butcher Paper
    Butcher paper is the Goldilocks of brisket wraps. You get most of the benefits that come with wrapping the meat in foil without making some of the sacrifices.

    Like foil, wrapping the meat in butcher paper helps decrease the cook time compared to a naked brisket. As you smoke the brisket, the butcher paper becomes a “warm blanket of fat soaked paper” that braises the meat and keeps it from drying out.

    Unlike foil, the butcher paper lets the meat breathe. Smoke can still get to the meat, which gives your dish that strong, distinct taste that you can only get by smoking low and slow for hours. Butcher paper also let the heat pass through, which allows you to build up a nice crunchy bark all the way around your brisket.

    Wrapping your brisket in butcher paper is the happy medium between moist or dry meat, smokey or beefy flavors, and soft or crunchy.
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  7. ironhorse07

    ironhorse07 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Is that time Eastern?
  8. daveomak

    daveomak Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Click on "Lightening deals" in "Today's Deals" and sub category "Industrial and Scientific"...
  9. rexster314

    rexster314 Smoking Fanatic

    18" paper is a little too narrow for me. 24" wide paper gives better coverage without having to double wrap the meat.
  10. petehalsted

    petehalsted Smoking Fanatic

    Got to be peach colored or your brisket won't take right and loose your Texan card if you have one ;);):p
  11. noboundaries

    noboundaries Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The deal's long gone and I've already got plenty of BP. I wrapped in foil a lot when I first started smoking, experimenting with various wrap points for briskets and butts (stall, 175F IT, 180F, 185F, 190F). I preferred wrapping in foil at the 180-185F IT point for a firmer bark. Then I went nekkid, no wrapping, and loved that.

    I jumped on the BP bandwagon just this year. So far I've wrapped tri tips and butts in BP. BP gives an interesting bark: moist and flavorful, but firmer than wrapping in foil. Nekkid you get a dryer, crispy outer bark.

    There are so many ways to smoke meat that can be wrapped. I've added BP to my arsenal, but often mix up my methods depending on my mood. Did a butt a couple weeks ago, uncovered, in a 9x13 drip pan. No bark on bottom, crispy bark on top, great jus to add to the shred. It was as much a hit as any of the other methods. Get to know them all and have fun not being bored with your processes doing the same thing over and over.
  12. petehalsted

    petehalsted Smoking Fanatic

    I bought a big roll, that would last me a lifetime if I only used it to wrap briskets.

    I often use it for serving. At the RV Park we have had friends over several times, and just covered the picnic table with butcher paper and served ribs etc. right on table. BBQ versus of Crawfish boil.
  13. dwdunlap

    dwdunlap Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Paper seems to be the way for Chucks and Brisket and maybe Ribs! I'll check the Amazon deal but think I'll try first to talk the butcher out of enough of uncoated paper to test. I look forward to trying as I want tender but not soggy crust.

    Thanks all... dw
  14. daveomak

    daveomak Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    No Boundaries, morning.... You are mistaken .... Below is a screen shot I just took at 11:14 AM TODAY.. 8/8/2018...
    The only thing I can think is.... it's a deal for prime members and you "may not" be a prime member.... It's unfortunate you would post "The deal's long gone"...