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blue ox 04-10-2006 10:14 PM

slicing brisket
 
What do you use to get uniform pieces for your turn in boxes? To you just eyeball it and take your time or do you use something as a guide. Also does anyone have some pics of boxes for various entries? Thanks, Perry

Jeff_in_KC 04-10-2006 10:19 PM

Perry, I just eyeball it and try to imagine the thickness of a #2 pencil as they teach in judging classes and in the cooking class I took. That's right at 1/4 inch.

HoDeDo 04-10-2006 10:43 PM

I bought a small, inexpensive slicer for roughly $65 at Bed, Bath, and Beyond. A Waring Pro , with a 10" blade. Alum. contruction - so it is light, and portable. It makes perfect slices everytime. And on the off chance you get a brisket you can't get tender in time.... slice it thin to win! :o)

cmcadams 04-11-2006 04:59 AM

I use either a sushi knife or an electric knife.

MoKanMeathead 04-11-2006 08:05 AM

We use an electric knife and eyeball it.

Blue - I think if you go to the photo gallery you will see some pics of turn in boxes.

Bigmista 04-11-2006 11:54 AM

A good knife and a steady hand make all of the difference.

blue ox 04-11-2006 01:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HoDeDo
I bought a small, inexpensive slicer for roughly $65 at Bed, Bath, and Beyond. A Waring Pro , with a 10" blade. Alum. contruction - so it is light, and portable. It makes perfect slices everytime. And on the off chance you get a brisket you can't get tender in time.... slice it thin to win! :o)

I have that same slicer, I also have an electric knife. Do they usually supply power at the comps? I guess even if they don't I'll have power in the motorhome.

cmcadams 04-11-2006 01:19 PM

This will do a great job on brisket... just waiting to get one for myself!
http://us.st11.yimg.com/store1.yimg...._1889_24916803

Sawdustguy 04-11-2006 08:34 PM

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Gents.

A Granton Slicer is a great knife to use. The hollow outs on the side of the knife prevent friction on the blade so the knife will cut the brisket like butter.

HoDeDo 04-11-2006 08:41 PM

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Originally Posted by blue ox
I have that same slicer, I also have an electric knife. Do they usually supply power at the comps? I guess even if they don't I'll have power in the motorhome.

Usually you will know in advance if they won't have power. Most include that in thier packets of information. Some provide power free, some charge a small additional cost for 15/20/30 amp service. There are very few that dont have something available. I say try the knife and slicer at home and see which you like the best. The Granton Slicer works just as sawdustguy says.... like butta. I just happen to usually be starting with a carryover buzz after cooking, drinking and BSing all night at the contest. I suck at making consistant slices, so I use the slicer. At home, I actually use same henkel pictured! You can pick up decent ones at just about any restaraunt supply store ( like RJ's in Kansas City) for $50 or less.

Cheers
AG

Bigmista 04-12-2006 03:35 PM

One of my teammates bought one of these and it worked like a dream!

http://www.cutleryandmore.com/large/3536.jpg

Sawdustguy 04-12-2006 03:54 PM

Neil, that just happens to be a Granton Slicer. Notice the hollow outs on the side of the blade. That limits friction on the blade so it cut like butter. They are available from many manufacturers.

Sparky 12-03-2008 05:38 PM

I have the same one that Neil showed, it is from Victronox and it makes GREAT slices in almost anything!

Brian in So Cal 12-03-2008 05:43 PM

Hey Sparky, Long time no hear from.

I have that same Forschner Knife, it works like a charm.

Jaberwabee 12-03-2008 06:04 PM

Holy old posts, but I have the Henckels and a Forstner and they both work great.


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