What am I supposed to do with this?

Discussion in 'Beef' started by millstream, Nov 15, 2007.

  1. millstream

    millstream Newbie

    I wanted to smoke a brisket so I sent a friend to the butcher shop to get one. He came back with a chunk of meat that is 6" x 8" X 40" long... Seriously, this slab of meat is 40" long. It's longer than the smoker. [​IMG] It also doesn't look like the brisket you guys are cooking on here. Should I whack it up into foot long chunks or what? It looks a lot like a mid sized alligator without the legs. [​IMG]
     
  2. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Send it to me, I will take care of it. [​IMG]

    Cut it in half........if half don't get it, then cut it in thirds. I would not cut it smaller than you have to.
     
  3. flagriller

    flagriller Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Yes, cut it half.
     
  4. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Dang, Joe beat me to it! I wanted to call dibs on it.[​IMG]

    I agree with the others, cut it in half. Take pictures of the smoke for us.
     
  5. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Actually other than just for the freak value of it, I am not sure I would want a brisket that big...........
     
  6. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    what did the label on that monster say?

    okay okay.....i KNOW it didn't SAY anything.......thought i would get that in before FBJ nailed me on it [​IMG] but what was PRINTED on it?

    i would like to see a pic of that monster as it is right now.......WOW


    d88de
     
  7. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    It looks a lot like a mid sized alligator without the legs. [​IMG][/quote]

    Thanks for making me spit out my sodee pop![​IMG]

    LOL.
     
  8. millstream

    millstream Newbie

    This is not your typical meat shop. Their butcher shop is an old dairy barn. Nothing fancy but CLEAN! You walk in, 1/2's and 1/4's are hanging in the cooler, tell 'em what ya want, they cut it and wrap in freezer paper, pay and you walk out. There are no labels on the meat. If you take a beef of pig in for full processing then the freezer paper is stamped as to the contents. Thanks for the replies, I'll cut the baby down to fit the grill. [​IMG]
     
  9. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Don't be surprised if it is tougher than others you have done in the past. A brisket that large had to come of a big old cow........which usually means tougher meat. It should still be good........and can be tender and juicy, it will just probably be less forgiving than a smaller one. Good luck.
     
  10. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    what was the price per pound?>

    yeah......you mite want to seperate the point from the flat then........that'll shorten that critter up

    d88de
     
  11. millstream

    millstream Newbie

    PPP? FREE! Butcher is a friend and only wants to taste the results for payment. Sounds like a fair swap! [​IMG]
     
  12. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Honestly, get us a pic of WHATEVER it is, 40" brisket didn't come from a cow, maybe a dinosaur but there's no way in hell that's a brisket unless he left the hind 1/4 on!! Hate to see you start cutting up something your not sure what it is, how much did it cost??? Does it have the point attached?
     
  13. millstream

    millstream Newbie

    The brisket came off a 2 year old black angus steer. He weighted around 1500 pounds.
     
  14. scotty

    scotty Smoking Fanatic

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  15. millstream

    millstream Newbie

    He halved the steer, cut (what I thought) was the brisket... I just measured it, again. The cut is 39 1/4" long. It's froze now and I didn't really look at it before I froze it. Looking at the briskets people cook on here, mine sure doesn't look similar. What the hell did he cut for me? [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  16. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    i wuld be asking..........so you know what you are dealing with..........so you know HOW to cook it



    d88de
     
  17. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I hate to say it...............but i gotta agree with Dude!![​IMG]
     
  18. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    of course you do bubba..........HARD pill to swallow........LMAO

    [​IMG][​IMG]


    d88de
     
  19. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    A cartoon comes to mind...................Freddy Flinstone and a big ole rack o ribs at the drive in resturaunt![​IMG]
     

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