I like to infuse my vinegar that forms the base of my sauce with the rub and peppers first, then I strain and add to the pot, and build the sauce from there. You can even use whole dried peppers in this manner and it offers up a whole world of flavors from there.
I'm feeling bearish, and I'm packing a Wusthof Grand Brisket slicer from MABA
Whip It Off, Chambers!
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