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Question on Travis' Brisket Method

EazyEEazyE Posts: 58
edited October 2012 in EggHead Forum
I know there are tons of threads on this, but cant seem to find this. I am still pretty new, so these may be dumb questions to you experts. But, what you guys recommend using for a liquid other than the Allegro? My wife and kids dont like hot and spicy stuff. I was just going to use a can of beef broth, but would you recommend anything better/different. Also, another dumb question, but I dont drink Shiner bock, or any dark beers for that matter. Would use a can of plain old Bud Light work for the beer? I am looking forward to trying this method, but I want to tweak it a little, but any comments or suggestions on these questions would be appreciated! Thanks !

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  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,895
    The beer doesn't matter and you can use almost any liquid marinade instead of allegro. (Small caveat, I think something like dales would be too salty)
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • EazyEEazyE Posts: 58
    Thanks Travis. Anything you would recommend instead of just beef broth. I don't want it to be too plain, but not to hot and spicy at the same time. I figured I couldn't go wrong with beef broth, but any other suggestions!
  • I used the original Allegro not the hot and spicy
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  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,895
    Allegro has many different kinds of marinades. I'd try one of them.
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • EazyEEazyE Posts: 58
    Awesome. Thanks guys. Last question. I am not familiar with Allegro at all. Can you pick that up at any major grocery store like Dillons(Kroger) Hyvee, Walmart?? Or is it a specialty product?
  • EazyE said:
    Awesome. Thanks guys. Last question. I am not familiar with Allegro at all. Can you pick that up at any major grocery store like Dillons(Kroger) Hyvee, Walmart?? Or is it a specialty product?

    it's everywhere.
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  • I have bought it at Harris Teeter and Food lion ( in southern Va)
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  • r270bar270ba Posts: 763
    Publix, Bilo, Kroger, Ingles in the Southeast.  They never have a big section of it...typically close to the 'specialty marinades' (read not KC  Masterpiece).   
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  • EazyEEazyE Posts: 58
    So is there any flavor of the Allegro other than the hot and spicy that you guys would recommend?
  • EazyE said:
    So is there any flavor of the Allegro other than the hot and spicy that you guys would recommend?
    Yep- the regular is just fine. No heat, just salty


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  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,895
    EazyE said:
    So is there any flavor of the Allegro other than the hot and spicy that you guys would recommend?
    I've heard the hickory is pretty good. 
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • I used the regular it has a soy sauce taste
    Life is short,love what you do or do something else
  • EazyE said:
    So is there any flavor of the Allegro other than the hot and spicy that you guys would recommend?
    I've heard the hickory is pretty good. 
    I'm leery of anything with liquid smoke. But that's just me. Hate that stuff
    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
  • EazyE said:
    So is there any flavor of the Allegro other than the hot and spicy that you guys would recommend?
    I've heard the hickory is pretty good. 
    I'm leery of anything with liquid smoke. But that's just me. Hate that stuff
    I've worked for the perfect fajita marinade for many years.  I finally think I'm finally close.  It contains coffee, but also Liquid Smoke.  Cooking the skirt steak (or flap) is much too quick to get a smokey taste from wood chips, so Liquid Smoke does the job.
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    Just west of Austintatious


  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 19,591
    I hear liquid smoke is actually made from real, bona fide smoke.
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  • EazyE said:
    So is there any flavor of the Allegro other than the hot and spicy that you guys would recommend?
    I've heard the hickory is pretty good. 
    I'm leery of anything with liquid smoke. But that's just me. Hate that stuff
    I've worked for the perfect fajita marinade for many years.  I finally think I'm finally close.  It contains coffee, but also Liquid Smoke.  Cooking the skirt steak (or flap) is much too quick to get a smokey taste from wood chips, so Liquid Smoke does the job.
    ready to share?


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  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,953
    edited October 2012

    ready to share?


    Like I said, I'm not 100% there, but close.  If you improve on it, please pass it back to me.  I don't have the measurements for the ingredients, just the ingredients themselves.  I'm still playing with using Chipotle in Adobo sauce.

    2-3 pound  Skirt steak, or flap steak

    Coffee grounds  

    Liquid smoke

    Worcestershire sauce

    Garlic powder


    Directions:

    Score both sides of steak

    Mix marinate ingredients and marinate for 30 minutes to an hour

    __________________________________________

    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious



  • ready to share?


    Like I said, I'm not 100% there, but close.  If you improve on it, please pass it back to me.  I don't have the measurements for the ingredients, just the ingredients themselves.  I'm still playing with using Chipotle in Adobo sauce.

    2-3 pound  Skirt steak, or flap steak

    Coffee grounds  

    Liquid smoke

    Worcestershire sauce

    Garlic powder


    Directions:

    Score both sides of steak

    Mix marinate ingredients and marinate for 30 minutes to an hour

    looks awesome. I'm going to try it this week. 

    I use citrus- usually pineapple or sour orange and achiote in varying degrees in mine. Those are fun to play with.

    Thanks!


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