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First (small) brisket and country style ribs

Grub BloggerGrub Blogger Posts: 48
edited 9:35PM in EggHead Forum
Bought about 4 pounds of country-style ribs (really pork loin butterflied with a little bone on each side) and was kinda staring at a packer full brisket, which I want to try soon. Butcher convinced me to but a piece of flat he had, about 3.5 pounds. I figured it would cook in the same time as the ribs, more or less, so I took it home. "Ribs" came off after 6 hours. Left brisket on another hour. Between 210* and 230*. Both spent an hour in the cooler in aluminum foil. Pork was great, different flavors and textures for the different cuts of meat. Brisket came out really nice. I would like it a bit more tender (I think it could've stayed on longer - not all the collagen turned into gelatin), but it was durn good and not dry- and better than a lot of the BBQ joints that fake the funk here in North Texas. Really happy overall.

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Comments

  • Looks mightyfine

    Did you slice the brisket against the grain?
  • JPFJPF Posts: 591
    Looking really nice! Country style ribs are nice meaty bite! My little store for some reason call them hollywood ribs? No idea why but always have and usually they have them on sale. Did some last week myself little mustard and light dusting of dizzy pig for 6 hours then finished with blues sauce
    a few hours in
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    Dang think I got to go get some for today now :lol:
  • Fortunately now, but unfortunately at the time, I learned the importance of slicing against the grain awhile back by destroying a perfectly good skirt steak. I think another hour on the smoker and it would've been there. I pulled it at around 195, worrying I would dry it out - which was not a problem at all. In the end, I am mighty happy with the result. I look forward to doing a whole packer and making burnt ends.
  • Looks good! I think I will slice them into pieces like you have next time. Seems I can get more smoke and rub on them that way.
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