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Saturday, August 23, 2014
Pecan Lodge and Snow's from the fridge
Warmed up some Pecan Lodge and Snow's last night for dinner and still have a smile on my face the next day. The brisket from Pecan Lodge was perfect. The fat was melt-in-your-mouth and the tenderness and moisture survived the fridge just fine in a sealed plastic bag. The smoke flavor was deep and long lasting. I had inside fatty slices from Pecan Lodge as you can see from the photos below.
I started carving from the lean end of the Snow's brisket and it is a bit dry but very tasty. Good smoke flavor, too. I suspect that will moisten up as I get further into that whole brisket. The sausage was excellent with great beef flavor but no hint of the jalapeno spice I was expecting. The bag was marked "JAL" so I'm sure it is supposed to be jalapeno. Their sausage is leaner than most but it also has better smoke flavor than most.
I have some mighty fine eating to do over the next week or so. I hope the cooks at the KCBS contest in Bedford are on their game next weekend. However I don't hold out much hope of them matching any of this.
In the photo above Pecan Lodge brisket is at the bottom, Snow's brisket and sausage is at the top.
I love barbecue. I always wanted to spend some vacation time sampling the best BBQ joints in Texas. A few years ago, my friend Scott and I started doing just that and we've been doing it every year since. We call it the "Calories and Cholesterol Tour". Since so many people were asking me about our experiences, I started writing them up. We are not expert eaters or writers. We just do this for fun and because we LOVE Texas BBQ. A note about our reviews. We tend to be "stealth" reviewers. We don't ask for pit tours or cooking techniques and we try to be discrete about taking photos til after we are done. We want to experience each meal as an average customer. If you know a great Texas BBQ joint we need to try, e-mail me at donotemp AT gmail DOT com. CLICK ON THE PHOTOS FOR A LARGER VIEW! I also have a separate bass fishing blog.