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Old 11-15-2011, 09:24 AM   #1
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Default How not to trim a brisket

I had a taste for some brisket this past weekend. So I was up and at it early on Saturday morning, trimming 3 packer cut briskets for the Backwoods cooker.

Just as I was finishing up the last one, the knife slipped and got into my left thumb. Now I'm not saying that I "sliced" my thumb, it was really more of a chopping blow when the knife slipped. I jumped up, said a few choice words, and thought, "I'm sure it's just a flesh wound". But when I bent my thumb and saw the gaping wound, I knew I was headed for the hospital.

A quick double-check with my wife to confirm my own diagnosis and a panic text to my neighbor and fellow pitmaster to finish up the brisket, and I was off to the ER. I walked into the ER slightly before 7:30 in the morning and by 9:00am, I had 4 stitches and a tetanus shot.

So here's my advice to all you BBQ'ers. Slice "away" from you when trimming your BBQ meats. Here's the proof that I know what I'm talking about.







The good news is it was a sharp knife and a clean cut. I should be healed up and ready to cook for Thanksgiving, but unfortunately my career as a hand model is over.

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Old 11-15-2011, 09:35 AM   #2
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So the lesson here is slice away and make sure your knifes are sharp. Brisket was OK?
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Old 11-15-2011, 09:37 AM   #3
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Ouch, yup slice away!
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Old 11-15-2011, 09:42 AM   #4
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Ouch.....I got these for fileting tuna and other big fish. They also work well while trimming meat. I wear one while slicing meat (on my non-slicing, holding the meat hand)....

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Old 11-15-2011, 10:34 AM   #5
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Sorry that happened to you... On the bright side... I hear chicks dig battle scars!
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Old 11-15-2011, 10:35 AM   #6
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Mmmmmmm, thumb pron.

Need some cayenne to spice it up.
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Old 11-15-2011, 10:37 AM   #7
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I've done that before (several times), but never bad enough to need stitches. I hope it heals fast!
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Old 11-15-2011, 11:10 AM   #8
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And if you cannot get to the hospital fast enough, superglue is a great tool.
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Old 11-15-2011, 11:58 AM   #9
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Not to take anything away from your battle wounds...but all I can think of when i look at those pics is...Dang whata sweet Rolex. Sorry, I've gotta thing for BBQ and Swiss watches..
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Old 11-15-2011, 12:01 PM   #10
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Well must be a trustworthy neighbor to get the job of putting the brisket on, but I 'm glad you had your priorities right. Make sure the brisket got on the smoker at all cost...
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Old 11-15-2011, 12:08 PM   #11
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now thats some yummy pron!

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yikes! i woulda prolly fainted. but thats me. glad to see your ok!
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That ended up being an expensive Brisket. Looks like all will heal well, lesson learned. Glad it was not worse for you...
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Ouch... don't let Ron_L see this.


How was the brisket?
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Old 11-15-2011, 12:43 PM   #15
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Thanks brothers.

Good news is the brisket got on in time to have it for dinner that night. No blood hit the meat, so it was all good.

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