Competition Brisket Trim by Malcolm Reed
The Brisket Trim by Malcom Reed. If you have read my blogs you know I am a rookie competition brisket cook on team RAD FONDO BBQ. I started cooking brisket in September of 2015 and have been smoking these large lumps of meat almost every weekend ever since, in search of the perfect brisket. Over time I have scrubbed the web for good information on how to cook brisket and I thought I would share with you some of the videos I found useful and why. This video by Malcom Reed, of How to BBQ Right is a good place to start and get a feel for the brisket trim. I found this video very useful when I started as it help create a plan for the trim, it helped me understand the brisket composition and the flat and point sections of the packer.
Beach Blanket Wingo!
After some of the best weather all year in Southern California, Mother Nature turned on us. I search near and far for a solution to the cold … ahh, hot wings. That will warm my belly. So I roll with my kids for a special treat, a visit to one of the better wing chains, Buffalo Wild Wings (BWW) in Mission Viejo. As we approach the door, we come across a sign displaying “Wednesday’s Specials.” Beer is two bucks and the wings are 60-cents apiece! I hope no one is watching as I jump for joy and exchange a couple of high fives with the kids. Game on, it is wing:30. I quickly order a large cerveza (water for the kids) and 20 wings cooked in a dry rub called Desert Heat. A good friend of mine introduced me to Desert Heat and that is a great way to go. My advice is to order the wings with the dry rub and get the tub with all of the BWW’s 18 sauces to test—yum. Sauces to beat the band. | Photo by Scott Sanchez BWW has a great sports-bar feel—a big bar with a ton of large flat-screen TVs and […]
Wing Man Drops in at Bubba Kahunas (repost)
If you are not familiar with Bubba Kahuna’s, well then you must not have kids playing sports in southern OC. Located in Dana Point across from Doheny Beach, Bubba Kahuna’s is a converted sports bar that became a pizza joint. Bubba’s is a perfect party place for the kids as they have tons of tables, TV’s, pizza and an arcade. The fatal flaw and the savior of any good pizza joint is the dreaded arcade. Although it offers me an opportunity to mow down my wings and beer in solitude, the arcade also sucks every penny I earned for the week to get that coveted solitude. It is a tough price to pay, but someone has to do it. Man needs wings! For the parents, they have some good grinds, but most importantly WINGS, and of course cerveza and vino, if you are so inclined. I’m inclined. Bubba’s offers five types of wings from mild to extra spicy to sweet, and BBQ, plus you can get them breaded (Kahuna style) if you wish. I am a big fan of breaded, so I went Kahuna style with a side of the extra-hot volcano sauce. The wings come in six or […]