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Old 10-29-2011, 12:51 PM   #1
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Substitution for a brisket...

So y'all got me interested in smoking a brisket. I went shopping yesterday, could not find a brisket...what else might that cut be called? A brisket, a brisket, shopping for a brisket....
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Old 10-29-2011, 01:42 PM   #2
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Briskets are pretty hard to find here, too.
Can you find corned beef? Smoke a corned beef brisket and make pastrami.
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Old 10-29-2011, 02:15 PM   #3
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I have found it helpful, if you don't see what you want in the meat department, to ask the meat manager. They often have stuff they haven't put out. At the very least, they can order one for you.
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Old 10-29-2011, 02:34 PM   #4
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I have found it helpful, if you don't see what you want in the meat department, to ask the meat manager. They often have stuff they haven't put out. At the very least, they can order one for you.
Do you know how that works by me? I've asked the butcher just that thing. Here's how it works; He walks from behind his counter to the meat cooler I've already looked at a hundred times and looks himself
Our stores are, If you don't see it, we don't have it.
Fortunately there's a Wegmans not too awful far away. They seem to carry what even meat markets don't have. Even tri-tip!
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Do you know how that works by me? I've asked the butcher just that thing. Here's how it works; He walks from behind his counter to the meat cooler I've already looked at a hundred times and looks himself ...
Clearly a man who is committed to customer service!
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Old 10-31-2011, 01:57 PM   #6
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There's an abbatoir down the road...I might have to go visit and see if he has one...
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So y'all got me interested in smoking a brisket. I went shopping yesterday, could not find a brisket...what else might that cut be called? A brisket, a brisket, shopping for a brisket....
How far East are you?......There are places and places here in Toronto....I have a Costco nearby that sells the best briskets, and they're cheaper than in the regular butcher shops
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Old 10-31-2011, 08:24 PM   #8
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How far East are you?......There are places and places here in Toronto....I have a Costco nearby that sells the best briskets, and they're cheaper than in the regular butcher shops
Thanks--about five hours <g>. I'm sure if I go to the butcher shops in Ottawa I will be able to find a brisket...I was just hoping I didnt have to do that. I think I'll try the abbatoir/butcher shop. There's another one not far away where I used to have my 1/2 steer dressed. The son took over when the father died, I haven't been there in ages, but have been thinking marrow bones for beef stock. I can get a huge bag for $10 (or I could 2 years ago).
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Old 10-31-2011, 08:28 PM   #9
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Tri-tip can be prepared in much the same way as brisket. It has similar texture too. Remember to reduce cooking times for the smaller cut.

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Old 10-31-2011, 08:37 PM   #10
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Brisket is really only called brisket.
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