Originally Posted by Boshizzle
I knew that baking soda helps to speed up browning onions and I knew that pretzels get their color from being dipped in baking soda/water so I figured why not try it on the brisket. If it works on those things it might just work on the brisket. I figured if it speeds up browning, that's what I needed for a HnF cook. Doing some reading I learned that the higher PH is what actually speeds up the MR.
I did not expect this answer and learned two things from it.... one I might use next time I make my onion soul bread. In fact... I might use it tomorrow when I have some considerble onions to brown. Hmmm