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Sous Vide Smoked Brisket

@Jmann - did it this weekend using an 8lb choice brisket flat (with some point still on it) from Costco. Approx. 30 hours at 155 and then 2 days in the fridge and then smoked at 275-300 for 3 hours or so. Tender, bark was nice and thick, good smoke flavor. Got rave reviews and people told me it was the best smoked brisket they've ever had.

Would absolutely do it again although I'd probably test at a slightly lower the sous-vide temp of maybe 150 to see what the impact is.

Sous Vide Smoked Brisket

@Jmann - did it this weekend using an 8lb choice brisket flat (with some point still on it) from Costco. Approx. 30 hours at 155 and then 2 days in the fridge and then smoked at 275-300 for 3 hours or so. Tender, bark was nice and thick, good smoke flavor. Got rave reviews and people told me it was the best smoked brisket they've ever had.

Would absolutely do it again although I'd probably test at a slightly lower the sous-vide temp of maybe 150 to see what the impact is.

The Food Lab's Complete Guide to Sous Vide Smoked Brisket

@Jmann - did it this weekend using an 8lb choice brisket flat (with some point still on it) from Costco. Approx. 30 hours at 155 and then 2 days in the fridge and then smoked at 275-300 for 3 hours or so. Got rave reviews. Would absolutely do it again although I'd probably dial the sous-vide temp to maybe 150.

The Food Lab's Complete Guide to Sous Vide Smoked Brisket

@Jmann - did it this weekend using an 8lb choice brisket flat (with some point still on it) from Costco. Approx. 30 hours at 155 and then 2 days in the fridge and then smoked at 275-300 for 3 hours or so. Got rave reviews. Would absolutely do it again although I'd probably dial the sous-vide temp to maybe 150.

The Food Lab's Complete Guide to Sous Vide Smoked Brisket

@Jmann - did it this weekend using an 8lb choice brisket flat (with some point still on it) from Costco. Approx. 30 hours at 155 and then 2 days in the fridge and then smoked at 275-300 for 3 hours or so. Got rave reviews. Would absolutely do it again although I'd probably dial the sous-vide temp to maybe 150.

The Food Lab's Complete Guide to Sous Vide Smoked Brisket

@Jmann - did it this weekend using an 8lb choice brisket flat (with some point still on it) from Costco. Approx. 30 hours at 155 and then 2 days in the fridge and then smoked at 275-300 for 3 hours or so. Got rave reviews. Would absolutely do it again although I'd probably dial the sous-vide temp to maybe 150.

Sous Vide Pork Tenderloin

@Digestives Dude - the only reason it would be overcooked is if you are taking too long to brown it. Use a hot enough temp and it should take only a few minutes total and should only cook the very outer layer.

You can always wait a few minutes after you take the pork out of the sous vide to let the center cool slightly as an extra amount of protection.

The Food Lab's Complete Guide to Extra-Juicy Sous Vide Pork Tenderloin

@dashofginger - and if i was served pork cooked to 160 deg at a restaurant, i'd go home sad. I'm not quite into the texture of medium rare pork tenderloin but medium is spot on for me

The Food Lab: Building a Better Egg McMuffin

Sausage McMuffins with egg were always better than regular egg McMuffins. Sub out that canadian bacon with a sausage patty and you have the ultimate breakfast sandwich

The Food Lab's Step-by-Step Guide to Smoking a Turkey

Love smoked turkey but have yet to get a skin on a smoked turkey worth eating... No matter what I've tried it never turned out good and I just have to throw it out.

Why Bottled-in-Bond Whiskey Is the Best Deal In Booze

Unfortunately in the last few years the price of Rittenhouse has gone up (along with the fancy new label). Used to be around $19 per bottle. And I swear it used to come in 1L bottles instead of 750ml but I could be making that up.

Charcoal Versus Gas Grills: The Definitive Guide

@wilburpan - I'm curious about the 12 minutes on a kamado. Do you light the charcoal using a chimney starter? It takes 15 minutes or more to light the charcoal in a full chimney, so how do you light the charcoal, transfer it to the grill and then let the kamado and grill get to the right temp in less time than that?

Charcoal Versus Gas Grills: The Definitive Guide

Great write-up. I have a gas grill for my daily grill and a Weber Smokey Mountain for my smoking (plus a mini-kettle grill if I ever tailgate again). Most of my grill work is for quick cooking things (and half the time during the week) and this works perfectly. I can be eating my burger 20 minutes after I get home from work. Sometimes I dream of also getting a big kettle but can't really come up with that much use for it that I couldn't just use the smoker for.

Crispy Sous-Vide Chicken Thighs With Mustard-Wine Pan Sauce

@Brian Basiaga - It's always recommended to use an ice bath to cool down the chicken (or any meat) as fast as possible to avoid the amount of time in the danger zone. Pretty much any sous vide recipe that has you refrigerating it in the bag has you do that.

Like Mushroom Pizza? We're Gonna Take You to Funghitown

Sottocenere on a pizza is fantastic. I've used it before at home and its great and very fragrant. The whole kitchen smells amazing while its baking

Order a Sloppy Joe in Jersey and You Won't Find Ground Beef

@punchjc - a Monte Cristo is a completely different sandwich. Turkey, ham and cheese that is dipped in french toast batter and fried.

Growing up, it wouldn't be a family gathering without a huge platter of Sloppy Joes. Would kill for one right now.

More Than Just Peat and Smoke: The Best Islay Single Malts

@Meg O/Shrub - I usually see Lagavulin around $80-90 at most stores in NY. The one exception is at Astor Wine where it is usually around $65-70, then again I think they have the best prices and selection in the city.

More Than Just Peat and Smoke: The Best Islay Single Malts

Love Islay whiskeys and Lagavulin is my ultimate whiskey. Takes quite a bit of willpower not to drink it daily cause I love it that much. Bowmore Legend is my daily drinker but Lagavulin comes out quite often.

The Good Bagel Manifesto

You are so right on so many points except caraway seeds on an everything bagel. Everything should consist of the toppings available for all other bagels in the store. I don't ever remember seeing a caraway bagel. And before you try to tell me that pumpernickel bagels have caraway seeds, I saw that is not relevant, its toppings not anything that could be mixed in. You don't see cinnamon or raisins on an everything, so keep your awful caraway seeds away from me. Salt, onion/garlic, poppy seeds and sesame seeds. These rules are simple and finite.

The Food Lab's Definitive Guide to Grilled Steak

Love me some grilled flanken short ribs. Pretty much all I ate throughout Argentina. Cook it over direct, super high heat and it gets a great crust and takes just a few minutes

To Reach Jalapeño Popper Perfection, Add Pulled Pork and Bacon

@Morgan Eisenberg - yes, I cut it in half. By doing it lengthwise, the pieces don't overlap under the pepper. Maybe it was just my fault since the first time I wrapped, the overlapped part stayed flabby. I've been going lengthwise since and never looked back

To Reach Jalapeño Popper Perfection, Add Pulled Pork and Bacon

Looks good. I make something similar but have settled on wrapping bacon around the jalapeno lengthwise instead of across. I find that this way minimizes the pale, flappy overlapped part of the bacon underneath the pepper.

Forget Totchos, Nugchos, and Spamchos; Steakchos are The Ultimate Nacho Hybrid

Hells no. Sausagchos. Like totchos but meater. The perfect size, shape and the casing is what makes the difference. Won't buckle underneath all that weight.

Kenji's Best Fast Food Awards (A Totally Biased, Completely Incomplete List)

@plazmaorb - And consider me among those that can't figure out why anyone would recommend Five Guys. Greasy, tasteless burgers. I consider In n Out a top notch fast food burger but nothing worth going out of the way for and think Five Guys hides mediocre, overpriced burgers with their myriad of toppings

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