Our Homepage Donation to Forum Overhead Recipes Smoke Signals Magazine Welocme Merchandise Associations Purchase Subscription Amazon Affiliate
Go Back   The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS. > Discussion Area > Q-talk


Q-talk *ON TOPIC ONLY* QUALITY ON TOPIC discussion of Backyard BBQ, grilling, equipment and outdoor cookin' . ** Other cooking techniques are welcomed for when your cookin' in the kitchen. Post your hints, tips, tricks & techniques, success, failures, but stay on topic and watch for that hijacking.

Thread Tools
Old 11-10-2009, 10:39 AM   #1
Got Wood.
Join Date: 10-24-09
Location: Madison, AL
Default First Brisket -some questions

Going to try my first brisket and had a few questions:
1) Just the wife and I - after I smoke it, do the "leftovers" freeze well?
2)Only found flats in the local markets -thinking of cooking two, making pastrami out of one. Assuming they are the same size, would the cooking time be the same?

Thanks for any advice.
GusRobin is offline   Reply With Quote

Old 11-10-2009, 10:45 AM   #2
Lake Dogs
Quintessential Chatty Farker

Lake Dogs's Avatar
Join Date: 07-14-09
Location: Lake Sinclair, GA
Name/Nickname : Hance

freeze well? Yes. I use it later in chili and brunswick stew....

cooking time? Maybe, maybe not. Every cut (even from the same supplier)
is going to be different. Some use the thermometers to check, others use
the "push pointy object into it to check for tenderness" option.
Hance - MiM/MBN/GBA CBJ and comp cook
Lake Sinclair, GA (strategically about an hour from darn near anywhere)
My competition daze are probably behind me now; I pretty much cook for family, friends, and frankly the peace and solitude I get from smokin' on an offset...
Was Lang 84DX, now Bubba Grills 250R and many Weber grills
Lake Dogs is offline   Reply With Quote

Old 11-10-2009, 11:06 AM   #3
Ron_L's Avatar
Join Date: 12-09-04
Location: Chicago 'Burbs
Name/Nickname : Captain Ron

Originally Posted by GusRobin View Post
2)Only found flats in the local markets -thinking of cooking two, making pastrami out of one. Assuming they are the same size, would the cooking time be the same?
Never assume anything about cooking time Each piece of meat will cook in it's own time. As far as making pastrami, are you buying an already corned flat? If you are then you can smoke it for pastrami, but if you are buying a raw flat (uncorned) then you will have to corn it first, which takes from 3 days to a couple of weeks.
"Ron Rico, Boss. You can call me Captain Ron..."

SAVE THE DATE!!! Saturday, January 25, 2020 - BBQ Brethren Chicago Area Mid Winter Lunch

Naked Fatties Rock!

4x Hunsaker Cans/PK360 X 2/Southern Q Limo Elite/FEC-100/Memphis Pro SS/PBC/LBGE X 2/SBGE/Mini BGE/Good-One Model 42/WSM/Cookshack Smokette 008/Weber Performer/Saber Cast 500/Weber Kettle X 2/Weber Smokey Joe/WGA/BS Pizza Oven
Ron_L is offline   Reply With Quote


brisket, pastrami

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Questions regarding brisket?? nrok2118 Q-talk 21 10-29-2010 09:47 AM
brisket questions capri man Q-talk 9 06-04-2010 09:36 AM
First Brisket, just a few questions HawkeyeQue Q-talk 12 05-27-2010 10:35 PM
Brisket Questions eugenius67 Q-talk 10 01-30-2010 09:33 AM
Brisket questions? jack040806 Q-talk 20 01-16-2010 08:59 AM

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Forum Custom Search: Enter your Search text below. GOOGLE will search ONLY the BBQ Brethren Forum.
Custom search MAY not work(no display box) in some configurations of Internet Explorer. Please use compliant version of Firefox or Chrome.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:02 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
2003 -2012 © BBQ-Brethren Inc. All rights reserved. All Content and Flaming Pig Logo are registered and protected under U.S and International Copyright and Trademarks. Content Within this Website Is Property of BBQ Brethren Inc. Reproduction or alteration is strictly prohibited.
no new posts