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How to smoke a brisket flat on a pellet grill

Ever since the full packer experience, I’ve been wanting to try a brisket flat. Finally had the time!

Weighing in at 5 pounds, and $4.99/lb at Costco, this was about a $25 cook. At bottom are a number of links where you can find the tools of the trade that made this relativley LONG cook a success (remote thermometer, slicing knife, Traeger Century 22, etc). Let’s get started …

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Dalstrong Gladiator Series 10" Butcher Knife

Review: Dalstrong Gladiator Series 10″ Butcher Knife

I’ve been a Henckels fan since Mrs. Rendezvous and I were gifted our first knife block as a wedding gift. But after almost 10 years, it was time to finally start seeing what else is out there.

As you know from a previous open thread, I’ve been researching brands like Shun, Wusthoff, and Messermeister. I still plan to buy and review a few of those, especially a boning, chef, and carving knife. But let’s get to this Dalstrong first…

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Smoke Ring on a Traegered Packer Prime Brisket

How to smoke a prime beef whole packer brisket

I took the opportunity of the first three day weekend of the year to try my hand at a full packer brisket. A “packer” contains both the point and flat.

Weighing in at 16 pounds, and $2.99/lb at Costco, this was by far the most ambitious (and expensive) cook yet! Video below shows all of the basic steps in the recipe. At bottom are a number of links where you can find the tools of the trade that made this LONG cook a success (remote thermometer, utility knife, Traeger Century 22, etc). Let’s get started …

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Food in a Freshware Meal Prep Container

Review: Freshware meal prep containers

If you grill, BBQ, or smoke a lot of meals, you’re bound to have leftovers. We know. For some, the word “leftovers” and “BBQ” together seems like sacrilege. But for us, it’s a reality.

We’ve used a variety of storage containers over the years, including Tupperware. We still use it. But with the annual weight loss goals coming into focus, we sought out better solutions. Juggling all those small containers in our lunch bag can be a hassle. They also get pushed around in our fridge between “meal prep Sunday” and the end of the week.

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