More help from the Pros PLEASE!!

Discussion in 'Beef' started by xtexan, Dec 13, 2007.

  1. xtexan

    xtexan Meat Mopper

    As most of you know I am just getting started on the commercial side of smoking so I may be the "postmaster" before too long.....

    My situation: I have three customers that want brisket and pork next weeknd on two different days 22nd and 24th. I would obviously like to smoke all of this at once because it is a very small order, combined: 6 briskets and 3 shoulders. I do not want to compromise the quality of the product at all so do I try to hold the meat(freeze or fridge) from my 21st-22nd smoke until the 24th or do I "follow my heart" and smoke twice?
  2. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    What does each want, pulled or sliced, and which is first?
  3. i would do 2 cooks. you do not want to compremise the quality of your product. put on a good show and they will be repeat customers.
  4. goat

    goat Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Sounds like you are just getting started, I agree with BBQman. You never get a second chance to make a first inpression.
  5. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Well, since you said "follow my heart" that is probably what you should do.

    In the future if your heart changes or the schedule doesn't allow it, smoke it, then pull or slice and reheat the day of........or deliver cold depending on what the customer is looking for.

    But for this time........cook twice.
  6. crewdawg52

    crewdawg52 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    XTexan, I agree with everyone here. You probably got into the business because you enjoy smoking and you're proud of your work. Why take the chance to ruin your reputation just because you dont want to do 2 smokes?

    My .02cts.... BTW, Good Luck!
  7. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I vote for two smokes... follow your heart. Besides, that way you'll have twice as much fun! [​IMG]
  8. jts70

    jts70 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I would do 2 smokes
  9. xtexan

    xtexan Meat Mopper

    THEN TWO SMOKES IT IS..... w/ PICS!!!!

  10. smokincowboy

    smokincowboy Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    sounds like the heart knows best . good luck on both smokes

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