What I learned smoking my first wagyu brisket

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Re: What I learned smoking my first wagyu brisket

Postby outlaw » Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:23 am

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outlaw wrote:I did a little looking at this after the post. My initial thought was this is not true wagyu which in reality is both true and false. Where I was mistaken was I thought Kobe and Wagyu was the same, but it is not. There is a large American Wagyu association but they just raise that breed.(It can be any of 4 different breeds commonly called Wagyu)(Wagyu just means Japanese cow) The diet, and massaging of the animal for the Kobe beef is what makes the meats marbeling so extraordinary. I'm not convinced that just the breed alone will yield anything better than prime. Be worth a try though as the supplier mentioned has a great website and the prices are not that far out of line with prime prices.

https://www.abarnmeats.com/shop/brisket


This is what convinced me to buy Wagyu:
The USDA scale for upper grade meat quality has 3 levels: Select, Choice, and Prime. Prime is the highest USDA grade. Roughly, 3% of traditional US cattle harvested are graded as Prime – equivalent to a Wagyu BMS score of 5.

Over 90% of domestic Wagyu cattle grade out as at least Prime, with most reaching a BMS score of 7-8. Wagyu’s intense marbling occurs from genetics and from the cattle spending more time on special feed, about 30 months as compared to commodity beef cattle which are fed about 24 months.


http://www.buedelmeatup.com/2012/12/04/ ... agyu-beef/

A Bar N Ranch says their cows produce grading between 6-8.


Very nice. Please believe I was not trying to be argumentative. I am excited to see something like this available for us lesser privileged :lol: . Just sharing what I found. I ended up reading a whole dissertation on Wagyu and Kobe. My wife has always promised me a prime or better brisket to play with. Thanks to you I see one in the very near future. Thanks for posting. Sure wish we could have seen some flat slices after resting.
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Re: What I learned smoking my first wagyu brisket

Postby tri3forme » Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:31 am

outlaw wrote:Very nice. Please believe I was trying to be argumentative. I am excited to see something like this available for us lesser privileged :lol: . Just sharing what I found. I ended up reading a whole dissertation on Wagyu and Kobe. My wife has always promised me a prime or better brisket to play with. Thanks to you I see one in the very near future. Thanks for posting. Sure wish we could have seen some flat slices after resting.


No offense taken, Outlaw. I enjoy the dialogue. I have bought plenty of HEB prime briskets and they seem to have been hit or miss for me as even prime has different levels. When I went to Franklin's, I was so blown away by what high quality beef can put out when it comes to brisket, that I wanted to buy a cut of beef that guaranteed the high quality I was looking for and A Bar N Ranch was able to deliver. This was a birthday gift to me, lol. Next time I'll try control my margarita intake a bit better so I can remember taking pics of the end product. :laughing7:
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Re: What I learned smoking my first wagyu brisket

Postby OldUsedParts » Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:35 am

Hmmmmm Margrrrrriteers vs Brisket ? :dont: I'd have to think about that long and hard :laughing7: :D :lol:
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Re: What I learned smoking my first wagyu brisket

Postby outlaw » Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:27 pm

No offense taken, Outlaw. I enjoy the dialogue. I have bought plenty of HEB prime briskets and they seem to have been hit or miss for me as even prime has different levels. When I went to Franklin's, I was so blown away by what high quality beef can put out when it comes to brisket, that I wanted to buy a cut of beef that guaranteed the high quality I was looking for and A Bar N Ranch was able to deliver. This was a birthday gift to me, lol. Next time I'll try control my margarita intake a bit better so I can remember taking pics of the end product. :laughing7:[/quote]

I hope you saw where I edited the post to say I wasn't trying to be argumentative. lol Yes, I am actually looking forward to ordering one soon. I don't like the idea of buying without seeing it in person but Hey, it's only money. And margaritas just scream good Q. :drunk: :drunk: :drunk: :drunk:
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Re: What I learned smoking my first wagyu brisket

Postby Txdragon » Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:09 pm

A whole Wagyu rib roast or packer is definitely on my bucket list. It will most likely occur as a celebration cook for my restaurant's grand opening. When will that be? Only time can tell. Lol!
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Re: What I learned smoking my first wagyu brisket

Postby aking6341 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:22 pm

Awesome thread

I might give them a try as I was looking at doing a Creekstone or other boutique brisket for Thanksgiving.

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