Pit master Steven Raichlen’s guide to slicing BBQ brisket

Summertime means backyard barbecue. And barbecue expert Steven Raichlen has you covered when it comes to learning how to properly slice that brisket you’ve had going in the smoker all day. Raichlen’s latest cookbook “The Brisket Chronicles: How to Barbecue, Braise, Smoke, and Cure the World's Most Epic Cut of Meat,” gives an in-depth look at what he calls the “Mount Everest” of meat cuts. Watch the tutorial above to learn how to slice a brisket and make the perfect brisket slider.

Plus, check out SalonTV’s tutorial for Raichlen’s Redeye Barbecue Sauce, which will pair perfectly with your sliced brisket. And then watch Raichlen’s full episode of “Salon Talks” for a brisket history lesson and Raichlen’s crash course on mastering this intimidating cut of meat.

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