Last week I was selling some dinners and I went to Restaurant Depot to pick up a couple of briskets. I searched thru the packages and found a nice 11 pounder and a nice 12 pounder. I paid and went home happy. When I got home, I made up a batch of my "special injection" that is based on apple juice and worchestershire sauce. I injected the meat while it was still in the cryovac and started my fire. When I took the meat out of the package, I noticed the grains on one of the briskets were running in an unusual direction. And even though it was fatter on one end and had a fat cap, there was no fat separating the nose and the flat.
I grabbed the package and read "Premium CH Angus Bottom Round Flats".
WTF is that?!?
I had already injected it and opened it. I couldn't take it back and even if I wanted to because Restaurant Depot was closed. I had to deliver 16 brisket dinners in the morning and some of them weren't going to be brisket. So I treated the bottom round flat like a brisket and smoked it low and slow and it came out pretty good. I got no complaints at all.
Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good.
Here are some pics...
The Survival Gourmet