Pulled brisket

Discussion in 'Beef' started by trentblack5, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. Is the temp for perfect sliced brisket the same as pulled brisket?
     
  2. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Nope...For slicing we want all the tenderness we can get from the breakdown of the collagen that holds the Muscle fibers together but not the high level of breakdown that causes it to be pulled easily. Start testing by poking with a Tooth Pick at 190*F. It should slide in easily. There are variables but typically Beef is pull-able at 200-205*F...JJ
     
  3. Ok so both ways should have a rest period as well right?
     
  4. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Yes...In the Sliced meat it gives time for all the juices to redistribute and stay put and with Pulled Brisket the rest does the same plus give more time for the collagen to break down...JJ
     
  5. Ok thanks
     

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