This is one of those "discussions" that will never go away
Gotta love them.
Maybe, one way to look at it is "who is winning" with Brisket on the Competition Circuit?
I took a peek at the AR Brisket results:
Make your own evaluation as to where the top 10 or 20 hailed from.
Without pinning them all down, seemed to be from a lot of states.
I took a look at the Best of the Best-2005--Douglas, GA
BrisketBar-B-Quau, Brimfield, IL
Swamp Water Boys, Mulberry, FL
Tom & Josh's Orgasmic Slabs, Kansas City, MO
Kick the Tire & Light the Fire, Palm Bay, FL
Smokin' Triggers, Alvarado, TX
Smokers Wild, Paola, KS
Oink, Cackle & Moo, Tullahoma, TN
Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q, Decatur, AL
Lotta Bull BBQ, Marietta, OK
Rib Ticklers, Batesville, AR
Kinda all over the place as to home state. Johnny Trigg is always a contender in any category!
I just have a feeling that quality brisket cooking has spread outside of it's "roots" in TX.
Just like quality BBQ is creeping into the NE and Wikiup, AZ
Could be wrong!
"Flirtin' with Disaster" BBQ Team (RETIRED)
FBA and KCBS Cook and Judge.
Former owner of a WSM, a Smokey Joe, a Charbroil Commercial gasser (junk), the legendary "StudeDera", a Fast Eddy PG500, and Sherman.
Now cooking with a Yoder YS640
Proud Pellet guy cooking on real wood.