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QTEX
07-12-2013, 07:45 PM
1. Whats the largest brisket you ever saw at the store or bought for yourself or a comp? Mail ordered?
2. What is your preferred size/weight for a comp before trimming of course?
Gracias amigos

Bigmista
07-12-2013, 08:38 PM
I saw a 23# brisket once. I like the 15lb range.

Ron_L
07-12-2013, 08:46 PM
I saw a 23# brisket once. I like the 15lb range.

Same here for both.

wjwheeler
07-12-2013, 09:07 PM
22# is the largest SRF from Buckhead Beef in Atlanta. I prefer the 18# for comps and home. At home I use Walmart briskets.

nucornhusker
07-12-2013, 09:10 PM
I've seen 19#, and like to cook 14-15#'rs.

QTEX
07-12-2013, 09:14 PM
Anybody ever seen a 30+ er?

Ranucci's Big Butt BBQ
07-12-2013, 09:16 PM
Biggest was a 24lb wagyu that we had to use for a comp.

big brother smoke
07-12-2013, 09:20 PM
I saw a 23# brisket once. I like the 15lb range.

Was that the one I brought to the 1st Kristie's contest? If not, do you remember that beast? I think it was right at 23 lbs. :shock:

drbbq
07-12-2013, 09:32 PM
We had a 25 pounder once and it looked like that Africa stone the world's strongest men used to carry around :) It needed a lot of trimming though.

QTEX
07-12-2013, 10:18 PM
Doc what is your size preference for comps?

Zanee
07-13-2013, 06:13 AM
The biggest brisket i ever saw was 35lb & it was very very biggest near to me. I can imagine right now huuuhh! what a brisket. :-P

EMTTLC
07-13-2013, 06:18 AM
21.2, and it did not come out good. The end closest to the point did not get done and the other end was falling apart on the smoker. It was a select grade. I like CAB around 15#

82's BBQ
07-13-2013, 07:04 AM
Had a 21.69 LB one this year. I prefer the 15 LB range.

drbbq
07-13-2013, 07:07 AM
Doc what is your size preference for comps?

I'm fine with anything above 12 as long as it has a really thick flat but 15 lbs seems to be the size where you are pretty much assured of that.

bdadams84
07-13-2013, 09:25 AM
Biggest: 21# Prefer 14-16 lbs. I like the thickness of the flats I tend to find in that range, though it is hit and miss with CAB. Any bigger than 16 lbs and odds are it won't fit on the WSM.

Lake Dogs
07-13-2013, 09:27 AM
Did a couple of 25#ers in one competition... Was slim pickins at that time; all I could get.

Rich Parker
07-13-2013, 10:21 AM
Snake River Farms just over 24# and took 1st place. I still have dreams about it.

Red Valley BBQ
07-13-2013, 10:22 AM
Cooked a 22 pound wagyu (3rd place). Prefer around 18 pounds.

Bentley
07-13-2013, 11:17 AM
19.25lb. from RD.


http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n90/lwnna/Brisket/IMG_0702.jpg (http://s110.photobucket.com/user/lwnna/media/Brisket/IMG_0702.jpg.html)

JS-TX
07-13-2013, 03:13 PM
I think I saw a 21lb once. I prefer 13-15lb briskets, they trim up nicely for the box without too much waste.

BasicPatrick
07-13-2013, 08:00 PM
A month ago I bought a couple cases over 84 pounds for a Bike Run from RD and in each case was a 21 pound choice brisky. They each had huge flats and points and trim was not so bad...both ended up with over 13 pounds of pre cooked meat which in my experience was a good ratio. Cooked up nice for chopped sammys.

I cook SRF for comps and actually prefer the mid size 15-17 as opposed to the big ones.

The reason I like to med size is that my first pair from SRF last year were both over 19 and both trimmed to between 8 & 9 pounds with long slant thin flats. That pair did end up in fourth place but I had to slice on an incredible angle to get a two inch slice. Last year I also had a 20 pound 8 ounce brisket from SRF that trimmed to 11 pounds and had a long thin slope to the flat. That one cooked into an 8th place.

Dex
07-13-2013, 09:27 PM
19.25lb. from RD.


http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n90/lwnna/Brisket/IMG_0702.jpg (http://s110.photobucket.com/user/lwnna/media/Brisket/IMG_0702.jpg.html)

Lucky! I can hardly find any over 10lb at my RD

big matt
07-13-2013, 11:58 PM
Here is one I cooked last year at Dana Point ,Ca..monster SRF 25.9 pounds..1st place of 76

http://i984.photobucket.com/albums/ae328/matt74_photos/null-3.jpg

http://i984.photobucket.com/albums/ae328/matt74_photos/null-4.jpg

big brother smoke
07-14-2013, 09:01 AM
Here is one I cooked last year at Dana Point ,Ca..monster SRF 25.9 pounds..1st place of 76

http://i984.photobucket.com/albums/ae328/matt74_photos/null-3.jpg

http://i984.photobucket.com/albums/ae328/matt74_photos/null-4.jpg


Showoff, I was apart of that 76 :drama::razz:

CivilWarBBQ
07-14-2013, 06:42 PM
Once had a 26.75# SRF.

Don't really care about the weight myself, the thickness of the flat is what concerns me.

Podge
07-14-2013, 07:36 PM
I had a 20+ pounder, but had a bigger flat on a 15#'er before.. Fat can weight a lot and add a lot of weight to it.. hell, a brisket can weigh 1,000+ pounds until the head and hoofs are trimmed off.

RLTXBBQ
07-15-2013, 01:42 PM
True about the flats, I look for good flat size and shape and don't care about the weight. Have seen some 20 lbers bu never cooked anything bigger than a 18.5. For comps I prefer 14 to 16 with the right flat.

ique
07-15-2013, 02:19 PM
26# SRF, I believe this one was 22

http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr43/Hart2001/briskethuge_zps5b695a49.jpg (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/Hart2001/media/briskethuge_zps5b695a49.jpg.html)

Muzzlebrake
07-15-2013, 02:40 PM
I've cooked a 22.5 & 24.5 pounder over the past 6 weeks, usually like to start I the 18-20 range before I trim

nucornhusker
07-15-2013, 02:41 PM
26# SRF, I believe this one was 22

http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr43/Hart2001/briskethuge_zps5b695a49.jpg (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/Hart2001/media/briskethuge_zps5b695a49.jpg.html)Chris, where did you get that foil/plastic wrap dispenser in that pic? I could use one of those.

CBQ
07-15-2013, 03:24 PM
Chris, where did you get that foil/plastic wrap dispenser in that pic? I could use one of those.

Since all teams copy each other on that stuff, my guess is it's a:

Amazon.com: Kenkut 3 Plastic Film and Foil Dispenser: Kitchen & Dining


Back to the topic: I was just talking to SRF Customer Service about their large brisket supply. Their internal nickname for the 17+ lbs is "unicorns" - as in mythical creatures rumored to exist, but seldom seen.