Salted brisket

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by shaggerton, May 8, 2015.

  1. shaggerton

    shaggerton Newbie

    I saw some friends cover their brisket in salt and later wash it off.  Why would you do this?

  2. bruno994

    bruno994 Master of the Pit

    How long did they leave it on?  Are you for sure it was salt and not maybe TQ?  If it was TQ, they were creating a faux smoke ring.  If it was salt, it is a theory by some to put salt on as your first layer of rub, so that the salt will work its way down into the meat acting like a dry brine, helping with both flavor and moisture, by denaturing the proteins.  If you do this, it is suggested that you eliminate the salt from your rub to prevent the meat from becoming too salty.  
    Last edited: May 8, 2015
  3. shaggerton

    shaggerton Newbie

    At least an hour
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  5. No   You don'y need to do that,     I use a little salt and coarse ground black pepper

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