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Brisket question...did I screw up?

RajunCajunRajunCajun Posts: 291
edited 11:33PM in EggHead Forum
I bought a 12lb brisket today thinking that I have always cooked ones of that size and figured it would fit in my marinating container....WRONG!! I went ahead and cut ~6" off of the end of the brisket. I am going to cook the two together but will insert my Digi Q probe into the larger portion.

Did I screw anything up? What should I have done (aside from buy a smaller brisket)?

Thanks in advance for the help.

Rajuncajun

Comments

  • Can't help you with the brisket but an amazing handle! Doug Kershaw was amazing!

    Steve

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • Thanks Steven. Yes indeed...Doug is something to listen to. His cousin Sammy Kershaw is also from ~20 miles from here. I see you are in Canada. I was up near the Georgian Bay last year. Beautiful indeed.
  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    You didn't screw anything up, but that 6" you cut off aisn't going to be any good. You can save it and cube it up for chili or something
  • RajunCajun,

    Yes it is pretty. Were you in the thirty thousand islands area?

    Steve

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • Not sure...I was in Midland visiting a customer of ours.
  • Thanks Fidel...I kinda wondered about that. So what about the process is different for the 6" than the rest of the brisket?
  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    That thin part will just cook much faster than the rest of it. The thin end of the flat usually doesn't turn out as good as the rest of the brisket anyway - normally a little crispy and dry.
  • Midland is OK but it gets absolutely brilliant as you go north from there. If you ever get back take a ride up 169 if it isn't winter.

    Steve

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • haha...sounds like I did screw up. I cut the thicker end off. Too much wine and a Saints loss affected my concentration.
  • thirdeyethirdeye Posts: 7,428
    Why did you think you needed to marinate it? And what were you planning on marinating it in ? (not the container... the mixture)
    Happy Trails
    ~thirdeye~

    Barbecue is not rocket surgery
  • Good question my friend....good question. Seasoned and stuffed it and I have a special blend of seasonings I usually like to marinade my meat in.

    Oh well....lesson learned.
  • thirdeyethirdeye Posts: 7,428
    Well, I'm not suggesting that's a bad thing.... I'm just curious about other ways to cook a brisket.

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    BTW, I cook a mean brisket flat in the oven... wrapped in foil no less. Heheheee.
    Happy Trails
    ~thirdeye~

    Barbecue is not rocket surgery
  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    :blink: You cut the THICK end off? :huh: Grind it up and make some brisket burgers,they are YUMMEE!
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