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Do I really need to loose sleep over my brisket?

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Do I really need to loose sleep over my brisket?

susancinsf | May 2, 2008 10:35 PM

Here's a question for the hounds: I am serving brisket at a get-together Sunday night. The menu is set, everything's purchased, but here's my problem: I am going to a party/bbq Saturday afternoon and then to my father's place for a visit and dinner, both events in towns quite a bit of a drive from my own (closer to each other, fortunately)....I probably won't get home from my father's until close to bed time Saturday....

Doesn't sound like much of a problem, I know, except that every brisket recipe I've ever seen calls for cooking twice and refridgerating the meat overnight after the first cooking. This one, for example, which is what I was going to use (with a few modifications such as using broth and wine instead of water):

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

S everal of the recipes note that brisket tastes better on Day 2, Ok, but how much better? Does it really make that much difference? Is it worth staying up past my bedtime to cook the brisket when I finally get home tomorrow night? Am I doing my guests a disservice if I just get up and cook it Sunday morning and refridgerate it till dinner?

Your thoughts appreciated very much! Thanks!

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