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Unread 09-17-2013, 11:47 AM   #1
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I just found a farmer here in GA who raises grass-fed cattle. I hear he has a fine product, but I have to drive a ways to get it. Anyway, he's giving me two briskets to "try out." Sweet - can't beat that.

But here's what's interesting to me. He slaughters his cows young, and the briskets are only 5-6 pounds (flat & point included). I've only cooked 13-15 pounders. I can't even picture a 5 pound whole brisket.

I bet these are really good, but I'd probably have to cook at least two or three to have enough meat for a comp. And I bet they won't take long to cook. They are regularly $8/lb, which seems very pricey to me.

Any of you guys have experience with these baby briskets?
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Unread 09-17-2013, 12:28 PM   #2
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Can't wait to see them. Smallest I have ever got a full was between 8 and 9 lbs.
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I'll post pix when I get them. I could get a big italian loaf and make one giant brisket sandwich out of the thing.
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IMO grass fed is to lean for good BBQ. I finish mine on Grain for 6 weeks before I murder 'em.
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IMO grass fed is to lean for good BBQ. I finish mine on Grain for 6 weeks before I murder 'em.
I thought the same thing - he told me they were very lean.
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Very lean and still tastes like veal.
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Having not been fed out on grain they will have a distinct different taste than what you are accustomed to. Grass fed that I have cooked tend to cook a lot quicker.
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Very lean and still tastes like veal.
What he said! The taste will be different. Try it see how you like it, and let us know.
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Uncle JJ, you may be on to something with the Italian bread sammich
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