How to Trim a Brisket Like Your Favorite BBQ Joint

There are A LOT of great videos online about how to trim a brisket, but I wanted to focus on featuring ones done by BBQ joints(brick & mortar, pop-up, etc.). So far I’ve compiled TEN ‘How To’ videos that should give you a good idea(and guide) on how to trim brisket like they do at their restaurants.

I will continue to add to this list as I run across new ones or ones I may have missed.

Aaron Franklin – Franklin Barbecue – Austin, Texas

Bradley Robinson – LeRoy and Lewis Barbecue – Austin, Texas

Wayne Mueller – Louie Mueller Barbecue – Taylor, Texas

Blake Stoker – Blake’s BBQ – Martin, Tennesse

Mario Ramirez – Alice’s RestaurantTreaty Oak Distilling

Mike Black – Terry Black’s Barbecue – Austin/Dallas

Brendan Lamb – Smiley’s Barbecue – Roanoke, Texas

Mauro Chiefari – Texicana BBQ – Currently Consulting & Putting on Classes – Has worked at Kerlin BBQ, Cooper’s BBQ: Austin, LORO Austin, Franklin Barbecue and collabs with Terry Black’s Barbecue, Hurtado Barbecue, and Liberty Barbecue.

Joe Yim – Knox Ave Barbecue – Chicago, Illinois

Burt Bakman – SLAB Barbecue – Los Angeles, California

Wrapping this up, J.C. Reid from the Houston Chronicle has a great piece on the evolving art of brisket trimming HERE