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Offline owrstrich

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What Is Flap...
« on: October 25, 2004, 02:55:54 am »
i was scoring some grub at costco... looking for the brisket... they had something called flap... i didnt want to confuse it with flat as i have read here brisket flat...

anyway i asked the butcher what it was... must have been a junior butcher... couldnt answer... big piece of meat in an ibp package...

anyone know what this is... and what its used for...

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Re: What Is Flap...
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2004, 09:59:24 pm »
O,

I think they are refering to the "point" of the brisket.  I am no expert here (where is Big Smoker when you need him).  If you buy a complete brisket (usually 8+ lbs and is about $1 less a pound than just the flat) that is what I refer to a butcher pack.  It has both pieces of the brisket together.  The point of the brisket is different, it is seperated by a good layer of fat(kind of sits on top of the point) and the grain goes in a different direction then the flat, also it is smaller but thicker.  The point(to me)has a higher fat content inside the muscle thus a bit different than the flat, not my favorite.HTH

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Re: What Is Flap...
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2004, 01:55:30 am »
I read this post earlier and looked for a "flap" all over.  I could find no info about a "flap".
I think it was maybe a typo at the store or somewhere.  Never heard of it but will let yall know if I find something.  I'm sure it is beggin' for a low and slow though[:D].  


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Re: What Is Flap...
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2004, 02:17:39 am »
Every once and awhile I will go to the J.R. website and fantasize about purchasing one of their smokers. While reviewing a brisket recipe, I spotted this sentence; "<u>You can get a brisket with fat cap on or off. It is sometimes called a <b>flap or deckle</b>. When using a smoker I prefer to cook one without the fat cap. With the smoker I am putting moisture back in so it is not drying out</u>."


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Re: What Is Flap...
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2004, 05:58:20 pm »
the sr butcher man told me flap is used for fajitas and carnitas...

http://www.balcorp.com/beef/sirloin/Im185a.htm

http://www.gourmetsleuth.com/flapsteak.htm

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