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A discussion and butchering exercise with American wagyu beef-worh a look

lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 27,698
edited October 4 in EggHead Forum
You can always learn something here and this video is a great intro to American Wagyu beef.  The Bearded Butchers provide a great source of the behind the scenes work to get your protein to the marketplace.

Edit:  The demo cook finishes with The Caveman!
Louisville; "indeterminate Jim" here.  Rolling smoke in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!


  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 27,698
    edited October 4
    Since the American wagyu steaks were coupled with a BGE caveman finish-yes I bought some proteins.  Their shipping charges (Whitefeather meats thru the above sukura farms site) are a bit out there but I'm always good for at least one shot at a small business.  
    Besides, there's hope as SRF really dialed their charges down several years ago.  
    Louisville; "indeterminate Jim" here.  Rolling smoke in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!
  • BotchBotch Posts: 13,730
    I've been perusing a few BB videos lately too, and ran across one where their coworker (boss?) bought the cheapest knives, and sharpeners, he could find on Amazon, and forced the big guy to break down an aged 1/4 beef with them.  
    The butchery was once again "artistry", but what I found interesting was:
    1.  How important the blade and handle size/shape are to cutting safely, especially to full-time meat-cutters;
    2.  How much the steel matters in edge longevity; one cheap blade he never sharpened the whole time (never needed it), one held an edge better but the handle was so bad he abandoned it, one's edge crumbled after a minute or two but he liked its shape/handle so much, he kept resharpening/using it.
    3.  Price is no indication on how well a sharpener works.
         3a.  Sharpeners: bigger is better.  
    4.  Victorinox!!
    5.  He immediately dismissed the sharpening steels with "rough" surfaces, preferred the "****" steel with a polished surface (has me looking askance at my diamond-impregnated Zwilling steel); hmmm.
    6.  A long, narrow, pointed blade is an asset to breaking down a primal; I never would've guessed that was so important.  Until I watched the breakdown.  

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  • REB17REB17 Posts: 134
    Thanks for that trip down a rabbit hike. Excellent 
    LGBE-1999, MBGE-2003, SBGE-2007

    Midlothian, VA
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