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Unread 04-17-2013, 07:04 PM   #1
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when you trim a brisket at home, what are you storing that big piece of meat in? I have 2 gallon bags...not going to fit, Id wrap it in cling wrap but then it leaks (not marinade but the regular juices). I'm trimming, not seasoning or injecting...just trimming
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Vacuum sealed bag
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Trim more.....
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I trim the sides down to fit in the box, and then it get vaccum sealed in the food saver, so you can make the bags as long as you need.
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You can always go to lowes and get those giant ziplocs. I think they have 3 and 5 gallon bags.
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^^^^ what Timmy Mac said.

For me, trimming brisket is the easiest of the meat to prepare for comps. If time is too short, I do it on site.

Chicken takes a bunch of time, for me anyways.......

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The 2.5 gallon hefty bags have worked great for me in the past. Even on larger briskets (18-20lbs) they fit.
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Thank you, my first comp is this weekend.
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Unscented garbage bags work well. I usually double them up.
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I have three Rubbermaid food storage tubs that are huge. Each one holds a full brisket or I fit two pork butts in one. Got them at wally world.
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Thank you, my first comp is this weekend.
Best of luck to you! Enjoy the experience and get all your entries in on time!
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Food saver works for me. Right now they are on sale at Costco (with a coupon).
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When I get a really big brisket, I tie it to the hood of the car like a deer on the way to the contest.
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Blue and Orange XL box of Ziplocs. They are blue bags, and come in boxes of 4. I use one for my 2 briskets, one for 2 shoulders, and one for my ribs.
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When I get a really big brisket, I tie it to the hood of the car like a deer on the way to the contest.
Now thats funny, I don't care who you are...
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