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Old 02-14-2014, 09:20 PM   #1
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I am cooking some butt tommorrow and while at the grocery store I asked for some butchers paper as I want to try using it. The stuff I got is a flat reddish colour and has a shinny layer on one side. I had a thought that this may not be what all you guys are talking about for use in smoking food so I did a little search here and now see there is white, brown and red butchers paper. Furthermore that this shinny material may be poly-something or other.....perhaps Oldhoss ought not to be using this. What is your opinion on this issue fellow food nuts.
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Old 02-14-2014, 09:31 PM   #2
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Is the "shinny" stuff like parchment? (Wax?). I've been told not to use that kind if it is. You would want un treated, food grade butcher paper.
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that sounds more like freezer paper. I use the big roll from Sam's and it does not have a shiny coating.
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Is the "shinny" stuff like parchment? (Wax?).
Yes. Thanks guys. Looks like this is going unused tommorrow.
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You got freezer paper.

If you can't wait, you can use brown paper grocery/food bags in a pinch. If you want to order some plain uncoated butcher paper, they have it at uline.ca , white or red in various widths. I've seen other posts stating 18" is a bit narrow. I'm planning on ordering some 24".
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You got freezer paper.

If you can't wait, you can use brown paper grocery/food bags in a pinch. If you want to order some plain uncoated butcher paper, they have it at uline.ca , white or red in various widths. I've seen other posts stating 18" is a bit narrow. I'm planning on ordering some 24".
The stuff from Sam's is 18" and it is too small for a large brisket. I always get the smallest briskets I can find since I don't have that many people to feed so it works for me. If I do a larger one I have to wrap it in 2 directions. When that roll is gone I will definitely get a wider one.
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I am going to be doing my first brisket soon (full packer in my Mini WSM). I will be bending it in an inverted U shape to fit it in.

I guess need butcher paper wider than 18" then. Where can I get this?

Actually when I paper it, I'll just throw it in my gas oven at that point so I can lay it flat. It shouldn't matter what I cook it in after I wrap it right? It doesn't take on any more smoke flavor and the meat is shielded--by the paper--from the dryer environment of the natural gas oven.
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I am going to be doing my first brisket soon (full packer in my Mini WSM). I will be bending it in an inverted U shape to fit it in.

I guess need butcher paper wider than 18" then. Where can I get this?

Actually when I paper it, I'll just throw it in my gas oven at that point so I can lay it flat. It shouldn't matter what I cook it in after I wrap it right? It doesn't take on any more smoke flavor and the meat is shielded--by the paper--from the dryer environment of the natural gas oven.
I got mine as Sams as well. As far as temp theres paper in a gas oven, to hot and well itll smolder and ignite. Depending on the size of the packer it will shrink quite a bit and could lay flat on the grates, or try putting an empty can under the brisket to make more room.
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I am going to be doing my first brisket soon (full packer in my Mini WSM). I will be bending it in an inverted U shape to fit it in.

I guess need butcher paper wider than 18" then. Where can I get this?

Actually when I paper it, I'll just throw it in my gas oven at that point so I can lay it flat. It shouldn't matter what I cook it in after I wrap it right? It doesn't take on any more smoke flavor and the meat is shielded--by the paper--from the dryer environment of the natural gas oven.
It should be fine in the oven. Butcher paper does breathe and it takes on a little bit more smoke. It will not retain moisture like foil but it will hold enough to keep it from drying out. Make sure you put it in a pan because the paper will leak. I would guess that restaurant supply places should have them but the ones in my area do not stock them.
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As far as temp theres paper in a gas oven, to hot and well itll smolder and ignite.
I thought the ignition point was 350. Is that correct? Does it make a difference that it is in a gas oven versus electric? I would hate for someone to ruin a brisket.
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I thought the ignition point was 350. Is that correct? Does it make a difference that it is in a gas oven versus electric? I would hate for someone to ruin a brisket.
I've read that natural gas ovens are a more dry environment than electric ovens. I've read some people like hybrid stove/ovens because of this; they want gas for the cook top and electric for the oven--personally I'd love a natural gas & induction hybrid cooktop with an electric oven :) (3 way hybrid.. but they don't even exist ! lol)
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Is that food safe paper? What if they put some chemicals in that paper that doesn't go well with food?
If you've eaten their cheese the point is moot...
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