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Old 10-02-2013, 07:25 AM   #10
somebody shut me the fark up.

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Originally Posted by Ron_L View Post
A long time ago someone said that cows lay on their left side so the left side brisket would get more work from them getting up, so it would be tougher. I think I have that right. This was attributed to Johnny Trigg, but I'm not 100% sure that is true.

Anyway, I have cooked lefties and righties and can't tell any difference. I find the best brisket I can (thick flat, nice marbling, etc.) and just cook it.
Hey Ron, the story came from Shingleman in a 2001 post on the Basso Forum. HERE it is from an earlier thread on this subject. And here is a chart for figuring out if you have a lefty or righty.... You need the chart as most meat cutters give you a crazy look when you ask for a left side brisket.


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