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Invicta Q
10-02-2013, 06:29 AM
If you had a choice of what side your brisket came from, what side would it be? I've been told in the past that one side is better than the other, is this true?

Invicta.

RobKC
10-02-2013, 06:36 AM
I prefer left side briskets from right handed beef. :wink:

Ron_L
10-02-2013, 06:37 AM
A long time ago someone said that cows lay on their left side so the left side brisket would get more work from them getting up, so it would be tougher. I think I have that right. This was attributed to Johnny Trigg, but I'm not 100% sure that is true.

Anyway, I have cooked lefties and righties and can't tell any difference. I find the best brisket I can (thick flat, nice marbling, etc.) and just cook it.

Invicta Q
10-02-2013, 06:39 AM
Rob KC Is that just personal taste or is it to do with which side maybe used more than the other?

RobKC
10-02-2013, 06:42 AM
Actually you are supposed to laugh at my post and pay attention to Ron's post. I have not seen any pronounced difference between LH and RH briskets either.

Invicta Q
10-02-2013, 06:46 AM
RobKC & Ron L Thank you for your comments. Has anyone else have a preferred side of brisket?

Smokin' D
10-02-2013, 06:56 AM
I like the in-side covered with a thin layer of the out-side! :)

Smokin' Greene
10-02-2013, 07:18 AM
Read the article at amazingribs.com -go to recipes, under beef brisket.

sliding_billy
10-02-2013, 07:19 AM
I like whatever side is closest to my mouth.

thirdeye
10-02-2013, 07:25 AM
A long time ago someone said that cows lay on their left side so the left side brisket would get more work from them getting up, so it would be tougher. I think I have that right. This was attributed to Johnny Trigg, but I'm not 100% sure that is true.

Anyway, I have cooked lefties and righties and can't tell any difference. I find the best brisket I can (thick flat, nice marbling, etc.) and just cook it.

Hey Ron, the story came from Shingleman in a 2001 post on the Basso Forum. HERE (http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showpost.php?p=303690&postcount=10)it is from an earlier thread on this subject. And here is a chart for figuring out if you have a lefty or righty.... You need the chart as most meat cutters give you a crazy look when you ask for a left side brisket.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v377/thirdeye2/Barbecue%203/Beefside2.jpg

loco_engr
10-02-2013, 07:40 AM
Still drinking the old Kool-Aid Wayne? :bounce: :biggrin1:

Diesel Dave
10-02-2013, 12:59 PM
I'm getting a steer put down next week so I'll compare sides.
But I think he's ambitextrous so there may be no comparison.

Really, I raise cattle and couldn't tell ya which are left or right "handed"
Might have to give them a written test to find out :laugh:

thirdeye
10-02-2013, 01:13 PM
Still drinking the old Kool-Aid Wayne? :bounce: :biggrin1:

Yep. Large glass too. :mrgreen:

I'm getting a steer put down next week so I'll compare sides.
But I think he's ambitextrous so there may be no comparison.

Really, I raise cattle and couldn't tell ya which are left or right "handed"
Might have to give them a written test to find out :laugh:


Just sneak up on the heard when they are napping.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v377/thirdeye2/Landscapes/Cow_lying_on_side.jpg

HeSmellsLikeSmoke
10-02-2013, 01:40 PM
I've been looking at dairy cattle for the past few years to see if there is any pattern to what side they use. Beef cattle may be different for some reason, but dairy cattle in those parts have no discernible preference. I've concluded that it makes no difference.

McEvoy AZ
10-02-2013, 04:00 PM
Still drinking the old Kool-Aid Wayne? :bounce: :biggrin1:

And always make sure to inject with Red Kool Aid.

Diesel Dave
10-02-2013, 04:20 PM
I've been looking at dairy cattle for the past few years to see if there is any pattern to what side they use. Beef cattle may be different for some reason, but dairy cattle in those parts have no discernible preference. I've concluded that it makes no difference.

No there is no difference in Beefers. I actually was looking in the pastures on the way back to my house and there were about 50/50 which side they were laying on.

As I said I'll see if they'll take a written test, then we'll know if there are right or left handed cattle :mrgreen:

landarc
10-02-2013, 04:55 PM
Yep. Large glass too. :mrgreen:




Just sneak up on the heard when they are napping.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v377/thirdeye2/Landscapes/Cow_lying_on_side.jpg
Hey, that tan one in the back, you can go either way with him :wacko:

57borntorun
10-02-2013, 05:24 PM
On my cow field it depends on time of day, year and which palm tree they are under.Does it matter which side she lays on while giving birth?

thirdeye
10-03-2013, 01:05 PM
On my cow field it depends on time of day, year and which palm tree they are under.Does it matter which side she lays on while giving birth?

Birth is not a factor because most of the cattle we eat for BBQ are steers. :mrgreen:

SmittyJonz
10-03-2013, 01:26 PM
So that's y I had a couple Chitty Briskets those few times in between Good Ones......:doh: