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BBQ Bandit 04-27-2013 09:30 AM

Treating beef shank like a brisket.
 
Checked the search option - and no luck.

Braised beef shanks in the past... decided to throw on a pair of beef shanks (1-1/2" sliced) rubbed with a brisket rub recipe (by Paul Kirk) on the WSM this morning.

Sounded like an idea at the time... will see what happens.

colonel00 04-27-2013 09:34 AM

Interesting. I guess worst case you could always cook it until it pulled.

Rich Parker 04-27-2013 09:37 AM

Looking forward to hearing the rest of the story.

purehellduster 04-27-2013 09:46 AM

Sounds good let use know how it turns out

Paulie G. 04-27-2013 09:51 AM

Check out Serious Barbecue by Adam Perry Lang. There is a recipe for a beef shank on pp 190-192

BBQ Bandit 04-27-2013 12:42 PM

Reminded me back a while when a topic of discussions mentioned cooking brisket in foil is akin to braising brisket.
Since braised beef shanks is a common approach... and beef shanks are just a tough and loaded with connective tissue - why not cook it like a brisket.

Currently sitting in the 155 degree stall... letting it ride.

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landarc 04-27-2013 04:15 PM

That marrow is going to be the nugget of joy. Seems like I would have to bet on it being wonderful.

BBQ Bandit 04-28-2013 07:03 AM

The beef shank was probe tender after 6 hours... very nice texture and color.

However had two related mistakes on my part.... the rub was applied a little too heavy.
The second was the flavors were a bit stronger because the seasonings didn't mellow out like a brisket which takes me twice as long at 12 hours.

J-Rod 04-28-2013 09:10 AM

Interesting. I love braising tough cuts of beef on those cold winter days for a nice comforting meal. Short ribs, oxtails etc., haven't done shanks yet though. Good to know there's an option to do it on the smoker as well. Thanks for sharing!

chicagokp 04-28-2013 09:23 AM

That looks great!


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