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Wagyu beef

cansmoke

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Smoked up a piece of wagyu beef. I'd ordered tri-tip (regular) and the butcher, who is also a client, upgraded us for some of the freebies we've done for them. I've called it a tri-trip but not exactly. Gotta remember to ask butcher exact cut

Anyhooo, as it was close to 3lb, put in MES for 2 hours and pulled out and put on charcoal grill on indirect supposedly for an hour. Finally pulled at 151F. As I have another, I'll start earlier on next one

It had been seasoned up with a brisket rub
 

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jcam222

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Looks good, gotta love the upgrade.
 

TunaciousBBQ28

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Good looking piece of meat. I really like Tri Tip and a WAGU must be amazing. It looks really good.
My wife and I were in Reno and stayed at Peppermill. We eat at the steak House and they had wagu filet on the menu. American wagu was $75 and Japanese wagu was $200. We tried the American and it was the most tender cut I have ever had.
I can only imagine how tender your cut was.
 

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Dang that looks good!
Love that marbling!
Al
 

schlotz

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Interesting fact about the labeling of Amer. Wagyu. In many places they sell/prepare Wagyu that is not close to being from purebred or fullblood cattle. I do not believe there are any entities regulating the labeling of wagyu. So a 50/50 cross breed with angus stock (F1) can be sold as wagyu. American wagyu cattle can be anywhere from 50% to 100% based upon lineage. Don't get me wrong the 50% variety does taste very good but compared to purebreds (F4) or Fullbloods (F5) you can tell the difference. Additionally, there is a difference depending on how the cattle were feed during the finishing stage before going to slaughter. If you are in the market to purchase, do some research regarding the ranch supplier, what their stock actually is and how they are fed out in the later stages.

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TunaciousBBQ28

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Interesting fact about the labeling of Amer. Wagyu. In many places they sell/prepare Wagyu that is not close to being from purebred or fullblood cattle. I do not believe there are any entities regulating the labeling of wagyu. So a 50/50 cross breed with angus stock (F1) can be sold as wagyu. American wagyu cattle can be anywhere from 50% to 100% based upon lineage. Don't get me wrong the 50% variety does taste very good but compared to purebreds (F4) or Fullbloods (F5) you can tell the difference. Additionally, there is a difference depending on how the cattle were feed during the finishing stage before going to slaughter. If you are in the market to purchase, do some research regarding the ranch supplier, what their stock actually is and how they are fed out in the later stages.

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Thank you for describing the differences between American and Japanese wagu. I thought the difference was in feeding and how the cattle are raised.
 

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