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Offline smokeasaurus

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Brisket, fat cap up or down
« Reply #-1 on: March 03, 2017, 10:44:19 AM »
Maryanne or Ginger?

Rolling Stones or the Beatles?

Smoochy or Kermit?

Fat cap up or down?

These are the questions that have haunted mankind since the beginning of........well at least since 1962  ;)

Chris Marks (winner of the American Royal 9X) explains his theory on brisket fat cap up or down:


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Re: Brisket, fat cap up or down
« on: March 03, 2017, 10:53:13 AM »
Well you can scratch that one off the list now we all no! Makes sense to me.
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Re: Brisket, fat cap up or down
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2017, 11:23:20 AM »
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Re: Brisket, fat cap up or down
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2017, 01:55:48 PM »
Good explanation!

I usually go fat side down, but for other reasons.  The main reason is that you can't really get a good bark on top of fat, so I go meat side up to get a better developed bark.
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Re: Brisket, fat cap up or down
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2017, 02:40:22 PM »
Good explanation!

I usually go fat side down, but for other reasons.  The main reason is that you can't really get a good bark on top of fat, so I go meat side up to get a better developed bark.

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Re: Brisket, fat cap up or down
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2017, 04:36:11 PM »
Good explanation!

I usually go fat side down, but for other reasons.  The main reason is that you can't really get a good bark on top of fat, so I go meat side up to get a better developed bark.

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Agreed, and even more so if I didn't trim the heck out of it.
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Re: Brisket, fat cap up or down
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2017, 05:03:59 PM »
The vid brings up another question. Does he Jaccard the brisket?

Never mind. I hadn't watched the prep video before I ask the question.
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Re: Brisket, fat cap up or down
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2017, 11:35:55 PM »
Oh and I almost forgot...


As to the question of Mary Ann or Ginger?   My answer is YES!!!   ;D
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Re: Brisket, fat cap up or down
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2017, 11:40:54 PM »
I go fat cap to the side :P
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Re: Brisket, fat cap up or down
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2017, 11:40:39 PM »
Fat down always.  For sure when hot and fast on the Drum

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Re: Brisket, fat cap up or down
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2017, 01:10:25 AM »
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