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My amazing wife gifted me a SRF 13.8 Wagyu gold brisket. Here's what came in the package.

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She only "paid" for the brisket. We received two 8 oz top sirloin steaks and a pack of wagyu hot dogs. Not pictured was a cooler bag that was also included! Here is the label from the brisket.

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Here that beauty is fresh out of the package and rinsed and paper towel dried.

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Fired up the grill with the new Fogo! Indirect with drip pan, at 250. Fat side down. Smoked over 6 chunks of apple and 2 chunks mesquite.

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Almost all trimmed up. Ready for rubbing. Rubbed with an inexpensive coffee rub that I absolutely love. I felt like I was cheaping out on this part.... But it needed to be cooked and we thought we were going to have people around for the big fight on HBO. So no time to run up the highway to nearest store that sold something a bit better.

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Cooked until internal temp alarmed at 170 at something like 2:38 am. The following picture was before I went to bed or about halfway there. Double wrapped in hd aluminum foil at 170 and put back on the grill. Until a temp of 198 was reached. And boy was it "probe tender"!

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Here is the before bed pic. Sit down, relax, have a cigar, take in the wonderful aromas!

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Pulled it off at 198, wrapped in a blanket and put into the Pelican cooled for 3 hours and was surprised when I awoke to find this beauty all done and ready for eating.

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You can't really tell due to my awful camera, but it has about a 1/4 inch pink smoke ring and was super juicy. This meat melts in your mouth. Everyone who's tried says it is the best brisket they have ever had and I agree. The guys at my work don't just hand out compliments ever, so I believe them. Overall this is wonderful and needs nothing. You can slice this brisket with a plastic fork and it melts on your tongue. It is a bit pricey, but well worth it and not something we can do every week(too bad). My wife says that this has ruined beef for her. Here is a pic of the bend.

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I highly recommend this at least once or split it with some good friends. SRF was great, they contacted my wife soon after she ordered to make sure she understood what she was getting and  the shipping details. Truly amazing all around! I love my wife; she treats me awesome!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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