Yesterday evening we finally had a break in the never ending rain (I swear I thought we moved to Tennessee, not Oregon), and we dragged the smoker out of the garage to get some cooking done while we can. It’s going to rain the rest of the week.

Anyhow, I smoked a small ham for sandwich meat, 3 chicken breasts for a dish I’ll be making in the next day or two, a turkey breast for sandwich meat, and a nice piece of corned beef brisket for dinner tonight. 😀

Meatzapalooza indeed! 😀

A few hours later…

I had to sneak a little piece of the corned beef also after my mom said it would be tough and I should have boiled it.

Being salt cured, it’s a little on the salty side, and while it was a little bit firmer than my usual brisket:

It was still plenty tender, because my family is from Texas, damnit, and tough brisket of any variety is a crime there!

Seriously, ask any Texan and they’ll tell you that you can talk bad about somebody’s mama before you can trash talk their brisket. 😀

6 thoughts on “Meatzapalooza!

    1. Silk Cords Post author

      They’re worth it if you can afford it, especially if you enjoy meat. Some veggies smoke nicely also though. Rec-Tec (now Recteq) is a pricier brand but we wanted something that we knew would last.

      Pit Boss is a good example of a more affordable brand that works well though.

      BTW, the tool is only as good as the one wielding it (so don’t give the smoker all the credit here) 😛 😀

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