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Yet another Brisket topic - but not mine - my friends that I ate Sunday night - with questions

boatbumboatbum Posts: 1,273
edited May 2012 in EggHead Forum

Before I got an Egg - I was a brisket zero.   Couldn't cook one that was even halfway decent.   With the Egg, some input from this forum, I am thinking I kinda got it down.    Kickin out a damn fine brisket every other week.

My friend cooked one this weekend on his Egg.   Actually he has asked me for a lot of input on time, temp, etc - he has not done a huge amount of them..    But he had a twist, an old family recipe for a marinade.   I am the first one to say - don't need it.    Till now.    I have to tell ya, that thing was out of this world --- flavorful, juicy.    OMG.

I think the brisket I cook is as good or better than anything you get in most bbq places.   His brisket was waaaaaaay beyond mine.

So, life is about learning new things.   

Have you done marinades?      ( thinkin Travis is doing that)

How do you marinate?

How does injecting compare to marinating?    Is it the same effect?   or Different?

 

Cookin in Texas

Comments

  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,895
    You got it, boss. Except, I only marinate during the cook. It makes a huge difference. When I cook in the marinate, the whole brisket tastes much better. In fact, the bottom half of the meat is usually much more tender.

    Ive never tried to marinate prior to cooking.
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • boatbumboatbum Posts: 1,273
    He soaked in a mixture overnight.
    Cookin in Texas
  • He soaked in a mixture overnight.
    did he brine it then rub and cook it dry or did he cook it in the liquid too?


    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
  • RenatboostRenatboost Posts: 26
    Following.....thanks!
  • cazzycazzy Posts: 8,808

    Im pretty interested to hear his step by step approach.  Is his family old family marinade recipe top secret?

     

    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
  • boatbumboatbum Posts: 1,273
    Actually - it is an old family recipe that his dad used when he was growing up.    I have a copy of the recipe on the way.   Whole multitude of ingredients that he was naming off.   Will post more details when I get it.
    Cookin in Texas
  • Actually - it is an old family recipe that his dad used when he was growing up.    I have a copy of the recipe on the way.   Whole multitude of ingredients that he was naming off.   Will post more details when I get it.
    Cool. Can't wait. I'll do one this weekend (unless there is mustard on there: :))




    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
  • boatbumboatbum Posts: 1,273

    I am thinking about painting my boat mustard yellow....

    Would probably run 5 or 6 knots faster ...

    Cookin in Texas
  • I am thinking about painting my boat mustard yellow....

    Would probably run 5 or 6 knots faster ...
    And get better mileage too I'm sure. Magic mustard.


    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
  • CoastalcookerCoastalcooker Posts: 185
    It will make the rub stick better, but hopefully not the barnacles.
    Bob
    Cookin' on the coast
    Shellman Bluff, GA
    Medium BGE

  • Ahhhhhhhhh!

    :))

    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
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