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braindoc last won the day on July 13 2021

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  1. Are these the “quenched” pans or unseasoned?
  2. Last March, I was also trying to decide between a 23” and a 32”. I was leaning towards the smaller but my wife said go big. What clinched it was speaking with Dennis and hearing that there was a 32” on the ship, available due to a cancellation. I had been using a large BGE for about a dozen years; I sold it before the KK arrived in June and do not look back.
  3. Big fan of reverse searing. For cuts > 2 inches I’m looking for 105° F. Usually, I’m doing this inside and will start in a 200° oven and finish on cast iron as hot as I can get it. If the cut is not as thick I’ll take it out a few degrees lower. Yesterday I cooked a 3 lb American Wagyu tri-tip from Hunts’ Point on my KK. The grate temp was about 235°. I took the meat off and got the temp up to about 475° and seared on the inverted top grate for a couple of minutes per side.
  4. Sorry if this is not the right place for this question. Received an email from Emile Henry with a recipe and link to the Gustus Vitae website. Has anyone used their products? They are also sold on Amazon and elsewhere, but the email noted there is a 50% off coupon [TDAY50] good through 11/25.
  5. The cook was pushed back a day. I did it like a brisket, mostly at about 240°F, wrapped at 168° and pulled at 204°, about 7.5 hours total. Not bad at all. Sorry, but no photos.
  6. @5698k - Thanks. What do you think, about 5 hours total??
  7. Been a little while since I’ve posted or cooked with Grendel. Between planning a thrice cancelled trip to Italy next month (complicated by the demise of Alitalia after 4 years in bankruptcy), a surge in medicolegal expert work, and a major software change in my office not much free time lately. Anyway, I have a 4 pound Lone Mountain wagyu chuck roast that needs to be cooked tomorrow. The boss does not want to serve it shredded. What are my options?
  8. The meat went into the KK at about 7:30AM, 275°F dome temp. At about 6 hours the bark looked good; the brisket was reading 170°. I wrapped it in butcher paper. It reached 203° maybe four hours after that. It had a nice jiggle. I let it rest, wrapped in a towel, in a cooler until we were ready to eat around 8PM.
  9. braindoc

    Pisco Sour

    You inspired me. I found our bottle of Ocucaje Pisco and added some to Meyer Lemonade. Too tired after an afternoon of chores to actually mix a fancy drink. Delicious!
  10. Now for the postmortem. The brisket was a big hit. My best ever, according to my wife (yes, I know she’s a little biased). The photos don’t really do it justice. The flat was juicy and the point was absolutely melt in your mouth. The rub was sea salt, pepper, and some cayenne. We started inside with apps - smoked salmon on mustard butter toasts and shrimp. Then outside for dinner, tablescape curtesy of my wife. Started with an intermezzo - lemon sorbetto in Prosecco and grappa. Sides were a hash brown potato casserole (no photo) and a Malaysian fruit and vegetable slaw.
  11. Thanks guys. Not that I’ve done all that many briskets, but I mostly have been influenced by Aaron Franklin. After getting his book, I switched from foil to pink unwaxed butcher paper a couple of years ago. The recipes I saw did not give any particular justification for foil so I will go ahead with my original plan. BTW, @Syzygies, the meat is Whole Akuashi Wagyu Brisket from Derek Allan's Texas Barbecue - a splurge eased with $50 back from Amex.
  12. Planning on smoking a brisket tomorrow. It will be about 10 lbs trimmed. Rather than the usual low and slow at about 225°F I want to try for a faster cook at about 275°, perhaps a little higher. I usually wrap with pink butcher paper. However, the recipes I’m seeing all say aluminum foil for the wrap. So, in the context of this somewhat higher than usual temp, what say you all? Butcher paper or aluminum foil??
  13. Hasegawa! https://mtckitchen.com/search.php?search_query=Hasegawa&section=content
  14. Thanks @tony b. We were so busy yesterday (planning a trip mostly), I didn’t see this until well after the cooking started. I wound up doing low and slow. Here’s a shot of the flanken - delicious. I was distracted when I took the chicken off and didn’t get a pic, my bad.
  15. I’m blushing. Thank you. Here’s a slightly different angle.
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