Got a question on a flat ??

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Got a question on a flat ??

Postby bondobill » Sun Jun 19, 2016 12:17 pm

Hi all
I have never smoked a brisket before :dont:
Was in my local grocer this morn and they had a couple of choice grade flats marked down 50%. They where reduced cause of sell date. They where still 4.50 a pound after discount. I figured if I was going to screwup on my first go round it might just as well be a flat. :mrgreen:
The one I grabbed is right around 7 lbs.
My first guestion is....more to come later....can I leave it in the fridge for a week. I'd like to smoke it next weekend, or should I throw it in the freezer for a few days.

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Re: Got a question on a flat ??

Postby woodenvisions » Sun Jun 19, 2016 1:47 pm

How's it going Bill [WHITE SMILING FACE]
Um, I myself wouldn't do either to be honest if you can help it. I think you will be better off doing a Fresh brisket for sure. As for letting it sit 7 days in the fridge, that's a tough call. I rarely let beef sit more than 2 or 3 days in the fridge, and even less for pork ribs. They tend to get funky.
Honestly i would find a way to cook it sooner than that, but just my opinion. Hopefully the ladies and gents on here can help steer you in the right direction.
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Re: Got a question on a flat ??

Postby bondobill » Sun Jun 19, 2016 4:20 pm

Hi WV
Thanks for the reply
Been doing some reading....sounds like a full packer may be easier to smoke up then a flat :scratch:
I'm going wait a day or so and decide then to either throw it in the freezer or put it in my pellet smoker before work some morning....worst case scenario I feed it to Buck if it don't turn out.

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Re: Got a question on a flat ??

Postby Finatic » Sun Jun 19, 2016 5:18 pm

I leave my briskets in the fridge for 2 weeks with no problem. Even if your sell by date is today it should be fine until the fridge until next weekend.
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Re: Got a question on a flat ??

Postby bondobill » Sun Jun 19, 2016 5:28 pm

Thanks Finatic
I looked at the sell date. Not till Weds the 22nd. :D

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Re: Got a question on a flat ??

Postby Pony Express » Wed Jun 22, 2016 4:59 pm

I age my briskets as much as 7 weeks as long as temp is controlled and vac bag is not punchured
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Re: Got a question on a flat ??

Postby Okie Sawbones » Wed Jun 22, 2016 5:49 pm

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Re: Got a question on a flat ??

Postby Txdragon » Sat Aug 06, 2016 11:40 am

I'd be more concerned that a 50℅ markdown still puts the price higher than a crackhead on a case of red bull... 4.50 :whiteflag:
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Re: Got a question on a flat ??

Postby Lordsofbbq » Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:03 pm

I agree with the others, you should be good. Also, you're probably going to trim the putter layer anyhow. Many large cuts of beef stay cooled for much longer in a dry aging process.

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