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Brisket At The Chicken Ranch - The Movie

Spring ChickenSpring Chicken Posts: 10,246
edited 6:12AM in EggHead Forum
I finally cooked that brisket I've been wanting to do ever since last week at Lake Conroe Egger's house.

Fortunately, the Man Himself, Lake Conroe Egger and his wife Colleen were available on short notice to join us for the taste-testing.

Also, our Egghead neighbors, Lucky Mon (Tom) and Lucky WoMon (Pam) also volunteered to see if I did good.

No one asked for Pepto Bismol. I take that as a good sign.

Funny thing, right when the brisket went into plateau I had to leave to have another scan done. The Guru kept the Egg at the right temperature but as soon as I got home three hours later I had to put the point in foil and let it rest.

Anyway, I now know I can cook a good brisket if I put my mind to it.

Here's the movie...

Spring "Now With Brisket Knowhow" Chicken
Spring Texas USA


  • CrimsongatorCrimsongator Posts: 5,795
    While slicing, I see you swiched from holding with the fingers to using something less fragile :P
  • You probably also saw the steam coming off the brisket. It was a bit warm.

    Spring "Hot Ain't What It Used To Be" Chicken
  • CrimsongatorCrimsongator Posts: 5,795
    I saw all those pictures that Judy took of you at the coop. I thought it was a brisket video. I saw too much leroy!
  • The Flip Video Camera was in the house and she was trying to show off my bandages from the scan the hospital did a couple of hours earlier. More photos, more chances someone would ask, "What's wrong with your arm?" No one has asked so that supports my theory that no one loves me out there in Egghead Land.

    Spring "Un Loved And Undaunted" Chicken
  • CrimsongatorCrimsongator Posts: 5,795
    This is a pity party free zone, but go ahead and tell me what the scan was for. I care, really i do care.. ;)
  • Thanks for postin! :) Great job! ;)
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    Great post Leroy. You and you lovely wife have a very nice place and lots of good friends to enjoy it with.

    Your brisket was very tasty because I licked my monitor and it tasted just like smoked brisket. :P

    You said you had to leave for an appointment and in the video you sported a fancy bracelet and bandage. I hope all is well.

    You know if I were ever in Texas I would definitely want to stop in so you could put the feed bag on us. :P Tim
  • Beanie-BeanBeanie-Bean Posts: 3,092
    Looking good there, Mr. Leroy. That's quite the sword you're using against the point there :)
  • Rick GRick G Posts: 166
    Looks fantastic!! BTW...what is the name/artist of the music on the video??
  • Funny you should ask, I was just about to tell you anyway.

    They call it a "Nuclear hida with kinevac" and takes an hour during which time I can't move. They shoot me up with some glow-in-the-dark juice, turn it on and walk away. To occupy my mind I have to mentally twiddle my thumbs.

    It's to find out more about my collection of gallstones. Seems that I've accululated some lately and they're not comfortable.

    A quick Google search tells me there are many treatment options including removing the gallbladder altogether. In fact, it must be the more popular option because I've already heard from a number of people who gave up theirs.

    Apparently it is an unnecessary body part and once removed, life goes on pretty much as before.

    Or they could just dissolve the thing using medical magic. But then it might come back.

    Anyway, it's nothing so serious that I have to give up Egg'n as I know it.

    Spring "In Pretty Good Shape For The Shape I'm In" Chicken
  • Great looking brisket. I hope you liked the rub.

    I would have enjoyed the video, but I was troubled so much .... I kept asking myself "what's wrong with his arm" ? :(

    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious

  • Thanks Tim.

    Yes, it took a long time but we now enjoy the fruits of our labors. The Coop is a fun place to cook.

    You realize that licking your monitor turned this thread into an "X-Rated Food-Porn" thread :P

    Yes, all is well. Just my gall bladder making some jewelry parts, or as the medical profession loosly refers to them - gall stones. I had to have a scan. Seems to be no big deal to lose the gallbladder altogether so I'm not worried.

    Absolutely, by all means, for darn sure... if you are ever down this way be sure to give us a shout. We will tell the Girls to clean up and get ready to entertain a gentleman friend. They love it when new Eggheads come visiting.

    Oh, and we can feed you too.

    Spring "Fruit And Labor Makes For Good Pie" Chicken
  • Hi Mike. Glad to see you posting again.

    Yea, that 'sword' was stuck way back in a drawer in Judy's Mom's kitchen when she passed on. We inherited it. Wouldn't cut warm butter at first but I got out my SpyderCo set and tuned it up a bit. It's really good for cutting watermelons too.

    Looking forward to seeing you in Plano.

    Spring "Big Knives Don't Make The Meat Taste Better" Chicken
  • I thought someone might pick up on the music.

    It's "Rio Amour" from Hewlett Crist's four-CD album "The Rio Grande Songs."

    All his music is easy to listen to .

    Spring "Music Changes Everything" Chicken
  • Rick GRick G Posts: 166
    Hey thanks for the info on the music!! It sounds like something I would really enjoy. One of these days I am gonna learn to cook a brisket like that...looks amazing!!
  • Thanks Gary,

    The rub was a nice surprise, although a bit spicier than I would have liked. Frank and Tom liked it.

    As I mentioned below, the bandage and hospital jewelry was from a gall bladder scan first thing Friday morning. I had to leave it showing so I could blame the hospital if the brisket turned out bad.

    I think I could have done better on the brisket had I put it on later in the morning and cooked it at a slightly higher temperature than I did. I had to stretch out the cook so it would be ready to come off and be sliced within fifteen minutes. I was trying to keep a crisp bark on it rather than a spongy bark like with foiling.

    I'm now one step closer to Brisket Nirvāna.

    Thanks for worrying about my 'wounds.'

    Spring "Nirvāna Is Not Always A Good Thing" Chicken
  • thechief96thechief96 Posts: 1,908
    I enjoyed the video. Thanks. The brisket looks like it came out very good. I have used some of their rubs and enjoyed them. I haven't used that one though. The only brisket I have done didn't come out as good as yours looks. Guess I'll have to do another...or ten. :)
    Dave San Jose, CA The Duke of Loney
  • MetalheadMetalhead Posts: 668
    now that's a youtube video worth watching. I enjoyed that, thanks. :P
  • Thanks Dave.

    The brisket turned out good but not great (my opinion), so like you, it's back to the drawing board. One day I hope to be able to yell "EURIKA!!!"

    Spring "There's Always Tomorrow To Try Again" Chicken
  • Mr HollowayMr Holloway Posts: 2,034
    Great video! Sure looked good. Very nice cooking area :)
  • Thanks Metalhead...

    You can watch it again if you like LOL...

    Looking forward to seeing you again at an Eggfest soon.

    Spring "No Charge For A Refill" Chicken
  • Thank you.

    We designed it do do just what it did. Lot more fun to cook when things are right where you need them.

    Spring "Fun Shouldn' Be Interrupted" Chicken
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    A very nice brisket indeed, however what struck me the most was how patient your friends are, had I taken that long to slice it I'd probably have a few of my friend's fingers in there :laugh: also, I was also fortunate to get one of Gary's Texas Wild rub at Lake Travis, it was so good it's gone now, used it on practically everything loved the flavour.Thanks Gary. Congratulations mi amigo for a very tasty looking cook & documenting it , also it's great to see you & your lovely wife again.
  • Thanks Beli. The seasoning was good but a wee bit more spicy than I expected. Actually, I was expecting 'sweet' to be the dominate flavor. There was plenty of brown sugar for it. But some of the other flavors came through very well. Frank and Tom sure liked it.

    As for my slow cutting, remember that I only have one good eye and ten functioning fingers. I'm also clumsy and was heavily laced with rum. Any additional speed to the process would surely have created a red stain on the brisket and quite possibly reconfigured my method of counting from using whole fingers to counting in fractions. I believe everyone realize that fact and exercised restraint.

    The good thing about all this is that I learned to NOT schedule medical appointments during a long low & slow cook.

    Spring "Aaa One, Aaa Two, Aaa Three, Aaa Three And A Half" Chicken
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Leroy, rum is my favourite drink as well, & Appleton's my brand, which do you prefer?
  • I'm just finishing up a bottle of Appleton. Pretty much any rum is good. But when I'm just drinking rum and cokes while doing a project I actually prefer Ronrico. It's light and I don't get crazy.

    I also discovered that we have our very own distillery here in Houston. It's called Railean. Pretty good rum, both light and dark flavors.

    Sipping rum is a different story. A friend gave me a bottle of Millonario one time. It was good.

    The bottom line is I just drink the cheap stuff to make my Coke taste better.

    Spring "Rum Soaked Chicken Parts" Chicken
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,644
    Glad to see you were able to keep all your digits in that masterpeace.
    Looks real good friend :)
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • Yea Mickey, I almost sawed through three of my more useful digits last year, the social commentary one's. Just point in the direction of my commentary and squeeze.

    They grew back pretty good but there's still enough to let me know to take care of them. Plus, that big knife is probably heavy enough to chop a toe off if I dropped it.

    Like most stuff cooked on the Egg, it was fun.

    Spring "Point And Shoot" Chicken
  • FluffybFluffyb Posts: 1,815
    An Oscar winner for sure! That brisket looked just great. I kept waiting for you to take a bite after every slice. Thank goodness Conroe Egger finally did!
  • "Oscar!!!" Maybe a George or a Joe but I'm not yet worthy of the Red-Rug kind of award. Heck, I'm just having fun. I couldn't afford the tux anyway LOL

    I was tempted to take a bite but I didn't. I was glad to hear Frank comment that it was good. That remark was good enough for me.

    Even my neighbor said it was good. And no one asked for Pepto Bismol.

    Spring "First Do No Harm, Then Do Good" Chicken
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