Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Brisket smoke, 5/20/20

Just before meat got "scarce", my Mrs saw a brisket sale at Albertson's for $1.69/lb with additional $25 purchase.  We had just smoked some chicken and caught bunch of crappie, so this choice 11.3 pounder went into the freezer for a couple of weeks.  We thawed it out today, trimmed off about a pound and a half of fat, seasoned liberally with North Main All N 1, and onto the smoker about 10:30 am.  As usual we had to cut it in half due to our little bullet smoker.
After 7 1/2 hours in the smoker we had some nice looking meat.
Wrapped in foil and another 2 hours in the oven at 250 and we had a perfect product.  It's tender, smoky, moist, and the fat melts in your mouth.  Not too shabby for some $1.69 brisket that sat in the freezer for a couple of weeks.

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Support your local BBQ joint! Green's Texas Bar B Q, 5/2/20

Last week I stopped by to help them with their brisket biscuit challenge and added on one pound of brisket.  The brisket was so excellent, I decided to repeat that today.  Once again I was lazy and didn't go by until a little before 1 pm.  Once again, there was no line, but today they had everything still available.  What was I to do?  I bet you can guess.  The pork belly bites were amazing, as always, but the brisket seemed to have a little less smoke flavor than the pound I got last week.  The jalapeno cheddar sausage also was not quite as fiery as our last purchase from there.  Nonetheless, there will be some good eating from our fridge in the days ahead.