Meat, Smoker

How to choose the perfect brisket for your electric smoker

Smoking is one of the ways to find the right excuse for a gathering and smoking a brisket is where you don’t even need a reason. It is going to be a celebration for sure. All you need is the right kind of brisket to go with the smoking. Mind that smoking is not for everyone. It needs a lot of forbearances as it is known that unlike grilling, smoking is done on very low heat. With this drawback choosing the right brisket becomes inevitable. Briskets can be very treacherous. You never know when you lose sight of the perfect brisket. Smoking may take days, so hot smoking is advisable which ensures a fully cooked meat without any repair to be looked after later.

  • All About A Brisket

Brisket is prominently referred to beef or veal but it can also be related any meat obtained from an animal’s breast. It seems to be a tough portion of the animal’s body with strong muscles but after the smoking, it turns out to be an excellent summer dinner. It is not such a big deal if you are confused finding the right brisket, softer and perfect. There are different choices of people’s appeal to meat. Traditionally, most of them prefer fat meat and with  smoking a brisket, more the fat better the brisket. Subsequently, you will get to know the brisket better. Just keep following.

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  • Choosing the Meat

Here, all that is needed is to be careful about the cut of the meat. Choose the one which has a thicker, good layer of fat along one side than the other. This tends to keep the meat moist while smoking. Also, briskets in a round shape cook just perfectly than the square ones. Try selecting a meat which has equal thickness on all sides. You sure don’t want to disappoint friends by leaving portions of the meat raw.

 

  • Feeling the Brisket

Touch is a way in which the right brisket can be easily sensed. It needs to be as tender as possible despite its usual harshness. Hold it  your hands in order to balance it across. Just the same would assure you the weight and equity in the meat. Bending the meat would help a lot as it ensures the softness. Choosing a thick and fat meat is the best way to moisten it while smoking. Also, buy around 8-10 pound of a brisket which would be just right for the gathering you expect.

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  • Essential Pre-Smoking Hacks

While in the process of choosing the right brisket, deep red meat is to be looked for as it dictates freshness and even the fat should be incorporated in the whole brisket, not just the top portion. Now, the fat cap which is the fat on top should be white. This combination of deep red and white is all you need to be craving for the top electric smoker brisket. Prior to smoking, the brisket must be not be frozen as it is likely to loose its tenderness. Remove extremely hard chunks of fat off the brisket. Marinating is not the best option with a brisket. Massaging it with a light cooking oil does justice to it similarly.

 

Barbecue, Grill

The foolproof way to barbecue a lamb

With the Sun on our heads and Summer’s arrival, barbecues become just another way to savor a breezy night in the grass. Waving off spring and welcoming yet another range of meat delicacies, lamb chops are the most celebrated ones. One of the perks of eating lamb is its nutritional worth which makes it way better than beef. Hence,  considering the lamb as an occasional serving is an understatement. But are you grilling your meat right? Most of you grill enthusiasts might have faced problems while cooking meat. This is inevitable for starters. Here is a know-how to cook a foolproof barbecue lamb for a sumptuous and non-sticky meal. Be it the question of inviting friends over or a small family gathering, you will always be praised for your grilling tricks.

  1. Setting up a grill

Most of the grilling hacks start here. To set up the right grill can be useful while cooking lamb on an open fire. Barbecuing is all about it. So, it needs patience and focus and to do that you need the charcoal burner. Gas burners are great, but I’m pretty sure you don’t want to miss out on the genuine flavor. Plus a lid could do wonders to the cooking, flavour-wise and can even mediate the temperature. Use the natural fuel i.e. charcoal, and you will easily sense the difference.

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  1. Necessary Preheating

This part is a major aspect in barbecues. So, Preheating the barbecue provides a better grilling experience and is indispensable. It is going to be a closed oven kind of set up so, the heat pressure and appropriate temperature have to be maintained. Set fire to the charcoal and cover it with lid. This assures a good heating. Now, all you need to do is check the heating with hands well enough above to be safe. It is a bit experimental, but it is the best way to assure heating. Well! You may face difficulty doing so but a sumptuous lamb needs diligence, and so does appreciation. There must be a medium high heat for a smoky taste.

  1. Handling the Lamb

Now comes the important and yet another careful process of handling the lamb. Take it out of the refrigerator and keep it aside for a while. Most experts prefer marinating the meat before cooking. You can use any marinade

sauce according to your taste preferences. Even beer does good to the meat by making it succulent. Overnight marination is most preferred alternative to an hourly soaking. One secret hack is to save some marinade and gently brush it over the meat while cooking in every once in a while.

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  1. Barbecuing the Lamb

The most awaited grilling lamb time is all you need to become the star of the day. A juicy and soft lamb is savoured immensely. You might face heating problems and even have trouble while flipping your chops to avoid falling. Oops! There it is, saved again. Hey! It is not a big deal anymore because the Preheating doesn’t ask you to toss your meat over and over again. Plus, the grill you just set up is doing great there. Just while grilling, keep in mind that you set aside some coal and keep a cooler place at hand in the grill. So, the chops can get beautifully seared up with a great crusty chew. Make sure the chops are properly switched to colder region of the grill after this. Once you feel the grilling is over, let these breathtaking chops rest a while. And here you go with the best lamb ever. You can also add on some sides if you take it in that manner but it is more than enough for a tasty dinner.