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When you become known for cooking a wonderful brisket, there’s a good chance that friends, family, and neighbors alike are going to ask you to cook a meal for the holidays or for events that are happening.
If you find yourself in such a situation, you might be happy to help out. However, you might also realize that there are a number of other things that you have to think about as well.
For example, if you have to transport the brisket from your house to the destination, you might not know the best way to store it so that it retains as much moisture as it can.
Nobody wants to cut into the brisket only to find that it has completely dried up and is no longer a suitable centerpiece for a holiday meal.
Thankfully, for this particular situation, there are a few different things that you can do to make sure that your brisket stays as moist and succulent as possible for the event.
First things first, there are a few materials that you will need to make the most out of keeping your meat the way you want it.
Most of these materials are going to be easy to obtain, so you won’t have to worry too much. You should make sure that you have foil, enough of it that you can wrap around the brisket, a bath towel that you don’t mind getting meat on, and a cooler.
Keeping the Brisket Moist
You should begin doing this as soon as the meat is able to be handled in the slightest. Ideally, this should be sometime after the meat has finished resting, simply so that it will be easy enough to handle to the touch.
The first step in this process is going to be to make sure that you wrap the brisket up as tightly as you can in the foil, without puncturing any holes in the foil itself. This will help it retain the heat, which also helps retain the moisture inside the meat.
To make sure that it is as insulated as possible, and that there is no chance of any heat escaping, you will want to make sure that you wrap the foiled meat in a bath towel.
Once the meat has been wrapped up, you should put it in an insulated cooler. Make sure that the cooler is able to handle warm temperatures as well, as there are some coolers out there that will crack if something extremely warm is placed inside of it.
Next, you should make sure that the cooler is securely closed. From here, you can take the meat to the destination.
With this method, the meat should retain all of its heat and moisture for anywhere between two to four hours, meaning that it will be able to survive most drives to friends or family.
If you want to be doubly sure about the foil holding all the heat in, you can even make sure that you double wrap it, alongside using a towel to keep the heat in.
Why Does This Work?
Most of the meat’s moisture will be lost through steam. When you trap the steam from being able to properly evaporate, taking the moisture with it, you essentially lock all of the meat’s moisture inside of it.
This is part of the reason why it becomes so imperative that you leave no openings for the steam to escape from if you want your meat to be as moist as it possibly can.
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