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Brisket Street-Corn Tacos

We recently started a partnership with Masterbuilt and have been taking the time during this quarantine to test out different recipes. Good news, we finally found one that we are excited to share with y'all on the blog. We are calling these, 
Brisket Street-Corn Tacos
We are using the Masterbuilt Gravity Series 560 Digital Grill + Smoker for this recipe but you could easily make it your own in many different ways. Here's what we did. 

Smoking The Brisket:
1. Make sure brisket is completely thawed and market trimmed.  All of the fat should be trimmed off the top and about ¼” remaining on the bottom. 
2. Score the fat side in a checker pattern.  Wipe the brisket with some sort of binding agent.  We used Mike's Hot Honey.
3. Liberally coat your brisket with your choice of seasoning.  It should be semi salt heavy to help break down the meat.  We like Meat Church Holy Gospel.  
4. Wrap in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 12-24 hours.  
5. Take the brisket out and allow it to get to room temperature. While waiting, load the hopper up with charcoal  and your wood choice.  We used mesquite.  We like the spiciness that mesquite brings to the meat.  
6. Preheat the Masterbuilt Gravity Smoker 560 to 225 degrees allow it to sit at 225 for about 20 minutes.  
7. Once the brisket is at room temp place it on the smoker rack fat side down for about 4-5 hours (until the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees).  
8. After 4-5 hours, raise the temperature to 250. 
9. Remove the brisket and wrap it in butcher paper and place back on rack.  Smoke for another 2.5-3 hours until the internal temperature is 203.
10. Remove the brisket and wrap it in an towel and place it in a smaller cooler for an hour minimum.  
11. Remove and cut AGAINST THE GRAIN.  

Street-Corn Topping:
- One can (hello quarantine life!) whole-kernel corn
- 1/4 green bell pepper finely diced
- 1/2 onion finely diced 
- 1 clove minced garlic
- 1/4 cup of cilantro finely chopped
- Your favorite seasoning(s)

Add finely cubed bacon stirring until it's almost fully cooked in a large pan. As always, we suggest cast iron! Add diced onion, bell pepper, and garlic to pan while continuing to stir occasionally. Here is where you can add in your favorite seasonings. We chose a couple different blends from Meat Church. 

Once bacon and veggies are completely cooked, add the drained can or corn and adjust the heat to high. You will stir continuously until you have reached desired crispness of corn and veggies. We always look for a slight char before removing from heat and stirring in cilantro. 

Add sliced brisket, street-corn topping, sliced jalapeƱo, and fresh cilantro to tortilla. Serve with your favorite salsa, hot sauce, or bbq sauce and enjoy!

Quarantunes For April

Well, if we are going to be stuck at home, we might as well listen to some music. See a short little list of songs we have on repeat right now. We shall call these our "Quarantunes."

Keep scrolling for the full Spotify playlist:

Morgan's List:
1. Needy - Kelsea Ballerini
2. Chasin' You - Morgan Wallen
3. This City - Sam Fischer
4. Thinkin' Bout You - Dustin Lynch
5. This Girl - Lauren Daigle

Eddie's List:
1.  Different Round Here - Riley Green
2. Ain't Always The Cowboy - Jon Pardi
3. Home - Joe Diffie
4. Carolina - Eric Church
5. Charoit - Gavin Degraw 

Best Milwaukee Tools

It's no secret that woodworking is a huge part of our shop + small business production studio. We are constantly using the products and adding more to our collection so we thought it was a perfect excuse to share some of our favorite Milwaukee tools with y'all.

All of these items have been tested by us for months and we truly will only share the ones we like the most. 

Click the name of each product to shop the item!
1. M12 Fuel Surge Brushless Impact: This is easily the most used Milwaukee tool in our shop. It's quiet but powerful and super easy to handle. Because it's so much smaller than some of the other brand's options, it fits in even the tightest of work spaces. 

2. M12 Rotary Tool: I am thinking that this is my favorite tool right now. It is a bit more bulky than a Dremel but the battery life is double that of the same size dremel and it is a BEAST.

3. M12 Fuel Brushless Ratchet: it works great, it is just like an “air ratchet” except it is a little heavier and a little more bulky I feel like it is a solid replacement to a pneumatic. 

1. M12 Cordless LED Stand Work Light: This is a bit of splurge for $150 (tool only) but it's honestly so worth it. It extends to nearly 6' tall and will light up an entire room with ease (1400 lumens). It's light, portable, and heavy duty all in one. Could not recommend enough. 

2. Rechargeable LED Flood Light: This is a great little light to have in your collection. It's relatively inexpensive and produces 550 lumens of light. It's collapsable and small making it perfect to carry in your pocket for spur of the moment tasks. Then, you can easily plug in to charge!

3. Aluminum Pen Light With Clip: This light is too inexpensive and convenient to pass up. The sturdy clip is great for clipping on your work pants and carrying with you for those moments you might need a quick little light. 
FUN FACT: This light is also dust + water proof!

4. LED Rover Pocket Flood Light: It offers a bright and natural light that illuminates a work area very well, but is compact and stays out-of-the-way of the task! PLUS...we love all the things with magnets!

5. LED Rechargeable Aluminum Flashlight: This is a must have. You can select between three different modes (high, regular, low) and can be easily and quickly charged via USB port. It's small but powerful. What more could you ask for?

1. 52inch Workbench: This was the first toolbox/workbench we added to our shop and it's been such a staple. It's an 11 drawer system which has been such a blessing to our organization PLUS, the 1 1/2 wood top is sturdy enough to work on even the toughest of projects. BONUS: 1) It's on wheels and can be moved around the shop depending on the project.  2) The added tough of the USB charging ports on the side has been something we didn't know we even needed but use all the time.