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Costco Prime Brisket And A Couple Butts

CTMikeCTMike Posts: 2,563
Got a nice break in the weather and these were defrosted so I figured why not. 

Trimmed the brisket pretty tightly (hopefully don’t regret that) and coated with Oakridge BBQ Black Ops. 

Trimmed excess fat off the butts and coated with a Memphis style rub. 



Was talking with my physical therapist while at my appt yesterday and she was telling she loved BBQ but her boyfriend hates it so she doesn’t get it very often. 

I’m going to bring at least a pound of brisket and a couple pounds of pulled pork to Monday’s appt as a thank you for all of her help for the past 14 weeks. 
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RECOVERING BUBBLEHEAD
Southeastern CT. 

Comments

  • dsmcdsmc Posts: 10
    Looks great!
    We were on the same page this weekend......brisket and butts
  • gmanrvagmanrva Posts: 317
    Looking good, brownie points for the therapist. 
    LGE Mechanicsville Va, XLGE Wake Va., LGE Duck NC.
    Formely Gman2 before password debacle 
  • CTMikeCTMike Posts: 2,563
    edited April 4
    Well unfortunately life threw us another curve ball yesterday. Got the brisket and butts settled on the Egg at about 275 F, then the wife and I went shopping for a couple things. I went to get something on one aisle, and she went down another. We met back up and she didn’t look so good. Said she was having severe chest pains radiating up to her neck, throat, and ears.

    In to the car to the local ER facility (satellite of the local hospital - was only 5 minutes away otherwise would’ve called for an ambulance). 

    EKG and blood enzymes ruled out a heart attack, but she was admitted to the hospital for observation and further testing. Needless to say, by the time I got back home, the flat was at 215 and the point was around 208. The butts were still in the stall so they were salvageable. 

    The point will be sliced and the flat saved for chili.

    My wife is doing much better today, has an Echo on tap, and a cardiac cath tomorrow. They were planning on a nuclear stress test but decided stressing her cardio respiratory system in light of her asthma wasn’t a good idea. They will also do a complete GI work up to see if the pain was GERD related. 
    MMBGE / Large BGE / XL BGE (Craigslist Find) / SF30x80 cabinet trailer - "Ol' Mortimer" / Outdoor kitchen in progress.  

    RECOVERING BUBBLEHEAD
    Southeastern CT. 
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 23,377
    Sorry to learn of that episode with your wife @CTMike.  Way to jump on it and get the immediate help.  Here's to a prompt and accurate diagnosis and expeditious treatment and recovery.  
    Louisville; "indeterminate Jim" here.  Rolling smoke in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!
  • SonVoltSonVolt Posts: 2,800
    Yikes. Hope everything turns out ok. 
    South of Nashville  -  BGE XL  -  Alfresco 42" ALXE  -  Alfresco Versa Burner  - Sunbeam Microwave 
  • GregWGregW Posts: 2,420
    That's a very scary thing to have happen. It really puts things into perspective, bbq isn't important when something like a health scare happens.
    Hopefully all the test will indicate that there is nothing going on.

    Birmingham, AL
  • Mustache_VolMustache_Vol Posts: 18
    Sorry to hear that CTMike. I hope everything is going well. Praying for your wife and family. 
  • CTMikeCTMike Posts: 2,563
    Thanks for the good vibes all. Her Echo came back normal, cath is happening today at 4.
    MMBGE / Large BGE / XL BGE (Craigslist Find) / SF30x80 cabinet trailer - "Ol' Mortimer" / Outdoor kitchen in progress.  

    RECOVERING BUBBLEHEAD
    Southeastern CT. 
  • GramblerGrambler Posts: 153
    I had a similar issue 2 summers ago. Ended up being Gerd and an ulcer. Had the heart cath and everything. Prayers for your wife. 
  • CTMikeCTMike Posts: 2,563
    Just got the cath results back - according to the cardiologist doing the procedure her coronary arteries are “clean as a whistle” - great news. It appears all of this was brought on by a new medication she started Saturday morning. Evidently chest pain is a rare side effect but they’ve basically ruled out everything else. 

    Should be home tomorrow. 
    MMBGE / Large BGE / XL BGE (Craigslist Find) / SF30x80 cabinet trailer - "Ol' Mortimer" / Outdoor kitchen in progress.  

    RECOVERING BUBBLEHEAD
    Southeastern CT. 
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 23,377
    Great news!  Thanks for the update.  
    Louisville; "indeterminate Jim" here.  Rolling smoke in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!
  • johnmitchelljohnmitchell Posts: 5,683
    Awesome news!!
    Greensboro North Carolina
    When in doubt Accelerate....
  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 19,796
    CTMike said:
    Just got the cath results back - according to the cardiologist doing the procedure her coronary arteries are “clean as a whistle” - great news. It appears all of this was brought on by a new medication she started Saturday morning. Evidently chest pain is a rare side effect but they’ve basically ruled out everything else. 

    Should be home tomorrow. 
    Glad to hear it wasn’t anything serious there, Mike.
    "A generation of the unteachable is hanging upon us like a necklace of corpses." - George Orwell 

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