What does it take to win a BBQ competition, one meat is brisket. A whole brisket (known as a packer) has a flat and point. Champion BBQ Teams use Beef Brisket from Wagyu cattle with special characteristics. One of those characteristics is a thick flat. More to come on the come of the special characteristics of a winning BBQ Beef Brisket in following posts.......
Beef brisket comes in many forms, whole brisket also known as packers, flats and points. A beef brisket consists of a flat also call first cut, and a point also known as the deckle. The beef brisket comes from the pectoral muscles of a beef animal. Beef brisket is a tough cut from beef which is difficult to prepare. It can become corned beef, pastrami or smoked.
I will concentrate on selecting the best brisket for BBQ and smoking. Always look for a brisket which has a thick uniform flat, that is well marbled with fine stirations. The point should also be well marbled and thick. Never take a brisket that has a thin flat, a flat which has one side thick and the other side thin, if you do so when smoking beef brisket the heat will be sucked out of the thin side and the brisket will dry out.
I hand select all briskets which I select for my clients. My clients include some of the top professional BBQ competition teams in the USA. I operate Huntspoint Meat Company, our website is http://www.huntspoint.com.
Great sauces need to be made with love and time. Over the weekend I grilled up some short ribs and chicken over hickory coals/fire. I should have cooked the meat slower and higher over the coals however time was limited due to bad weather. Once everything was cooked and we ate the BBQ I noticed that the hickory flavor was not as strong as I would have liked. I then took all the meat off the bones and created a wonderful stew with potatoes, onions and peppers. I added salt and a tomato paste base to the mix. It simmered for hours and then rested in my refrigerator for 3 days. Wham...... Hickory flavor was intense and no BBQ sauce required. Try to beat that with gourmet or any fancy food. I will say that the short ribs came from Wagyu beef I purchased on http://www.huntspoint.com. Happy eating everyone.