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I cut my thumb

I'm no expert at trimming a brisket. But tonight was the first time I have cut my self. I was using a new knife and trying to separate the point from the flat and sliced my thumb inserting the knife between the flat and point.  A little bleeding, editorship and a band aid and I was back in business. Meat going on around 10:30 pm.
Marshall in Beautiful Fruit Cove, FL.
MiniMax 04/17
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  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 8,880
    Glad it was not serious!
    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 13,977
    I'm just glad there weren't any little kids around.


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  • GATravellerGATraveller Posts: 6,697
    Very sorry to hear. May I suggest removing that step next time. 

    "Social media gives legions of idiots the right to speak when they once only spoke at a bar after a glass of wine, without harming the community [...] but now they have the same right to speak as a Nobel Prize winner. It's the invasion of the idiots."

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    2 Large
    Peachtree Corners, GA
  • Very sorry to hear. May I suggest removing that step next time. 
    Or else simply remove the thumb altogether, thereby eliminating all potential for recurrence. 
  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,703
    edited January 10
    Sorry to hear. You just might want to spend a couple bucks and buy one of these. Here's the link...
    https://eggheadforum.com/discussion/1217333/psa-a-tool-to-have-near-the-kitchen
    L, M, S &  Mini
    Re-gasketing America one yard at a time

    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
  • johnkitchensjohnkitchens Posts: 5,193
    You know if your family would "cook their own d### meat" this would not have happened. 

    Louisville, GA - 2 Large BGE's
  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 8,018
    I've never cut myself while ordering or eating at Woddpecker's
    =======================================
    XL 6/06, Mini 6/12, L 10/12, Mini #2 12/14 MiniMax 3/16
    Tampa Bay, FL
    EIB 6 Oct 95
  • Bit of a tangent, but I cut myself seriously for the first time this past summer. Was hacking branches with a thick-bladed, sharp, heavily serrated saw and I carelessly put my left arm behind a branch I was cutting. When the branch being cut gave way, it sent my saw into my left wrist - though lightly, as I had begun to notice what was happening in a slow-mo, matrix type fashion. The light touch to the back of my wrist was enough to make a short but deep cut. A very long wait and some stitches later, all is well. The upside is that a cut can give you newfound respect for your tools - respect that they heartily deserve. 

    If you haven’t done it or even considered it in the past, a knife skills class (or even instructional video) will help you keep safe in the kitchen with the added bonus of making a lot of your cutting tasks much, much more efficient. A must for any aspiring chef. 
  • Ever since I got into this BGE thing, I have cut myself enough times that I moved the bandaids from the bathroom into the kitchen! :s
  • With the trend for everyone to buy Shun’s, it’s just a matter of time when you will cut a finger.  That’s why I keep superglue close by!

    Land of OZ-Hays Kansas

    BGE XL++Flameboss 300 WiFi++Blackstone 36"++2 Weber Kettles

  • alaskanassasinalaskanassasin Posts: 1,451
    I love my shun! Thanks forum!
    South of Columbus, Ohio.
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 14,236
    "Honey, why is the brisket so red?"

    "Don't worry, baby, that's just the myoglobin!"
  • GoooDawgsGoooDawgs Posts: 892
    I always wear a knife glove when trimming meats now.  Just not worth the risk,  and I can move a little faster.
    Milton, GA 
    XL BGE & FB300
  • JstrokeJstroke Posts: 2,296
    Very sorry to hear. May I suggest removing that step next time. 
    Or else simply remove the thumb altogether, thereby eliminating all potential for recurrence. 
    Thumbs are overrated. I would take his advice
    Columbus, Ohio--A Gasser filled with Matchlight and an Ugly Drum.
  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 17,383
    Why why separate the two precook? Just curious of your reasoning behind this.
    LBGE 2013 & MM 2014
    Die Hard HUSKER & BRONCO FAN
    Flying Low & Slow in "Da Burg" FL
  • Why why separate the two precook? Just curious of your reasoning behind this.
    I sold my large Egg and the brisket won't fit on the MiniMax or the electric smoker without cutting it up. Also the wife and son informed me that they don't care for warmed over brisket so I'm experimenting with smaller cook sizes. Still plan to buy whole briskets as flats are costlier. 

    The flat is still on as it has an IT of 179. I pulled the point off at 196 and it was probing like butter. If this cook finishes as well as its looking right now then I may have to add cutting my thumb to my meat prep steps on future cooks. =)

    Marshall in Beautiful Fruit Cove, FL.
    MiniMax 04/17
    Unofficial BGE MiniMax Evangelist
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  • YnoYno Posts: 179
    I was sharpening knives over the holiday, and stupidly got distracted and cut my finger. I had to get one of my guests to help me with the bandaging - my wife can't stand the sight of blood. Always pay attention!
    XL BGE in San Jose, CA. Also a Pit Barrel Cooker, a Cal Flame P4 gasser, and lots of toys including the first ever Flame Boss 300 in the wild. And a new Flame Boss 500.
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 24,390
    first time cutting yourself =) i think ive cut myself with every knife ive owned from 4 years old up
  • first time cutting yourself =) i think ive cut myself with every knife ive owned from 4 years old up
    Not my first time cutting myself but the first time I did it trimming meat. I'm still learning how to trim brisket. 
    Marshall in Beautiful Fruit Cove, FL.
    MiniMax 04/17
    Unofficial BGE MiniMax Evangelist
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  • LegumeLegume Posts: 9,385
    I have a few friends that turn out great briskets and never trim.  Open the bag, shower in S&P and let ‘er rip.  Of course you trim around when you’re slicing, but they don’t see the point in pre trimming.
    Austin, TX
  • Marshall in Beautiful Fruit Cove, FL.
    MiniMax 04/17
    Unofficial BGE MiniMax Evangelist
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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 10,112


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • DobieDobie Posts: 2,753
    Legume said:
    I have a few friends that turn out great briskets and never trim.  Open the bag, shower in S&P and let ‘er rip.  Of course you trim around when you’re slicing, but they don’t see the point in pre trimming.
    I know a guy that doesn’t either on a stick burner, says just leave it and scrape it off post cook before slicing. 
    Jacksonville FL
  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 10,112
    Those look nice...might grab a pair. I haven't cut myself in a while but I have had some close calls. 

    FWIW I bet you could use some nitrile gloves over them if handling meat directly to keep them clean. If you manage not to cut the nitrile...save washing the gloves ;)


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • saluki2007saluki2007 Posts: 4,170
    Legume said:
    I have a few friends that turn out great briskets and never trim.  Open the bag, shower in S&P and let ‘er rip.  Of course you trim around when you’re slicing, but they don’t see the point in pre trimming.
    Won't you be throwing away some of the bark?  I guess if you are doing comp cooking it doesn't matter since you are only going to serve part of the brisket anyways.
    Large and Small BGE
    Morton, IL

  • I saw that. May go to Walgreens and see about getting some. But hopefully the gloves will keep me from needing it.
    Marshall in Beautiful Fruit Cove, FL.
    MiniMax 04/17
    Unofficial BGE MiniMax Evangelist
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  • Hans61Hans61 Posts: 3,661
    That's what you get for separating the point from the flat pre-cook. =)
    He’s been wanting to cook smaller portions been posting about it for a while, I get what your saying though
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  • Hans61Hans61 Posts: 3,661
    “There are three rules that I live by: never get less than twelve hours sleep; never play cards with a guy who has the same first name as a city; and never get involved with a woman with a tattoo of a dagger on her body.”
    Coach Finstock Teen Wolf
  • ^^^^

    I believe that was the last song Johnny recorded.
    Marshall in Beautiful Fruit Cove, FL.
    MiniMax 04/17
    Unofficial BGE MiniMax Evangelist
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