Brisket or Not!

Discussion in 'Pork' started by jrsully77, Jun 8, 2007.

  1. I went to the store and bought what I thought was a beef brisket but when I got home and read the label it said it was a “Pork Spare Rib Cut Brisketâ€. My question is what type of rub should I use (Brisket or Rib) and do I cook it differently than a beef brisket? It weighs 9lbs but I wasn’t sure if pork cooked faster than beef. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    A what??? theres a strip of meat on the backs of spare ribs called the brisket but it is usually a small strip, cant imagine 9 lbs[​IMG] someone will have an answer shortly... is there any fat or marbeling on or in it??
     
  3. Yes, there is marbeling throughout the piece of meat but there is not a thick piece of fat on the bottom.
     
  4. jts70

    jts70 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Very odd, could you post a pic I would like to see the cut of meat, maybe help to identify it. Personnally I would use your favorite pork rub.Let's know what you do!
     
  5. smokin for life

    smokin for life Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    A 9 lbs spare rib brisket, how big were the ribs!!! I never heard of anything that big. Are you sure it wasn't just the wrong lable on the meat?
     
  6. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nothing like that around these parts... a picture would be helpful if you can get one...
     
  7. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    The more i think about it, i wonder if it was mis-marked and u got a pork shoulder[​IMG] Is there a bone in it? pics would help! Rub it down and smoke it low n slow, what ever it is it will be yummy[​IMG]
     
  8. It must be mislabeled. A 9# slab of ribs would be huge. I'm pretty sure they are normally about 3.5#'s.
     
  9. chris_harper

    chris_harper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    at my local grocery chain, they have what they call a pork brisket, bone in. it looks like a beef brisket, kinda. has no fat cap, but is marbled real good. i haven't tried one, but they are cheap.
     
  10. It might be a pork brisket b/c on the package it says "Bone Cut Out". I'll try to take a picture of it tonight so everyone can see.
     
  11. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Interesting .... Mystery meat
     
  12. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Ahhhh, mystery meat... I forgot about that cut. Can't wait to see how it turns out!
     
  13. squeezy

    squeezy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Now this is mystery meat .... [​IMG]

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  14. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    The mystery meat that won the second world war!
     
  15. Here is a pic. Let me know if this helps.
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  16. chris_harper

    chris_harper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    it looks, to me, like a few slabs of spareribs. have you opened the package?
     
  17. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    DOOOOH!!, you got 9 lbs of ribs with the brisket removed, open the package!!!
     
  18. Right you are! There are three slaps of ribs with the bone removed. Well, at least I know what I have and how to smoke it now. Thanks for your help everyone.
     
  19. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    That's what my ribs usually look like.
     

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