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Re: How can I mail order Texas BBQ to Switzerland

Dated a girl from Bruxelles for a while... visited for the boobies, but stayed for the beer!



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Hey, I don't think Germany has good beer, either.

However, next week I'm heading to Bruxelles for three nights (work), now THEY have beer!

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Re: How can I mail order Texas BBQ to Switzerland

FYI I know that you can buy Stubbs BBQ sauce at the larger Coop stores. This is the best sauce I have found in stores here in CH.
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Nonsense, but I live in Ticino.

Also, a goat or pig only take 5 hours or so.

Plus, I live on the top floor!

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I've never done a brisket (that turned out well) for less than 9 hours.
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Re: How can I mail order Texas BBQ to Switzerland

http://www.hogroast.com/index2.htm

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Re: How can I mail order Texas BBQ to Switzerland

I make my own sauce - if you search the forum, you should be able to find tips on making pulled pork and tips on where to find butchers / what the cuts you want are called here.

While it is true you can't really find good BBQ here (salty orange whatever stuff they sell here in the summer time really doesn't count as BBQ to me), it is very easy to do it yourself once you know how.

The ultimate rough spot is the cost of meat really. Some things, like pulled pork, really don't need an "expensive" cut of meat, but if you want to have a grill party with steaks, ribs and whatever, it really can add up fast.
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Re: How can I mail order Texas BBQ to Switzerland

You can definitely bring the BBQ sauce from home.

The meat is another question. Price as you all know is very
expensive....

This is a good beer and made in Texas.

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Missing the Texas ribs, smoked pulled pork and beef brisket....very badly. So badly I am willing to pay anything to mail order from the USA. Most only ship domestically only. Does anybody have any ideas or know of companies that ship finished BBQ products to Europe......or are such products available online from the UK; Germany or Switzerland.........PLEASE HELP.......I AM DYING HERE.
You might give THIS
http://www.steakhouse-texas.ch/silverrado.html
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try THIS
http://www.keywest-zuerich.ch/start.php
place in Oberrieden on the lake, which was a favourite of my mother
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You might give THIS
http://www.steakhouse-texas.ch/silverrado.html
a try. Never was eating there, just detected the place by chance
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try THIS
http://www.keywest-zuerich.ch/start.php
place in Oberrieden on the lake, which was a favourite of my mother
I know you mean to be helpful, Wolli, but steak and BBQ are two very different things (at least from a Texas perspective).
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I know you mean to be helpful, Wolli, but steak and BBQ are two very different things (at least from a Texas perspective).
I checked out the links, one of them seems to have "Tex-Mex" so at least it's not "just" steak. While the two are different indeed, still, it's probably a fair bet that most folks who love BBQ also will enjoy a good steak.

On the other hand, checking out the links, the other one is really not the type of place I'd suggest to someone looking for BBQ at all. The problem being that it seems (from photos on it's website) to be catering more toward the miniscule portions in artful presentations crowd.

Looking for this:

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And being linked to someplace serving this:

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Well, it's a bit funny.
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I know you mean to be helpful, Wolli, but steak and BBQ are two very different things (at least from a Texas perspective).
Not only from a Texan perspective but also from mine ! But to import TX barbecue is rubbish if you do not have the appropriate equipment. My cousin in Houston did real TX barbecue by preparing everything in the garden and finally, after carefully covering the meat and the coals, having it covered by earth and only hours later taking everything out. It was a real surprise. It is miles away from that "Chinese/Mongolian Barbecue" which just takes some minutes. For once, Americans being on SLOW-food . Add to this that the import of meat into Switzerland is much restricted by heaps of regulations including rather extreme customs bans/barriers. I admit, the cut of meat here in Central Europe is different from the one in Texas, but if you carefully work on the things, like installations, preparations, meat, add-ons, you can do your TX BBQ yourself.
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I checked out the links, one of them seems to have "Tex-Mex" so at least it's not "just" steak. While the two are different indeed, still, it's probably a fair bet that most folks who love BBQ also will enjoy a good steak.

On the other hand, checking out the links, the other one is really not the type of place I'd suggest to someone looking for BBQ at all. The problem being that it seems (from photos on it's website) to be catering more toward the miniscule portions in artful presentations crowd.

Looking for this:

(Photo found here)

And being linked to someplace serving this:

(Photo found here)

...

Well, it's a bit funny.
I am NOT in the "miniscule portions" crowd but in the Oberrieden place always found the portions (served twice) absolutely sufficient. While I admit, very often getting too large portions for example in Italian restaurants where I then pick up the meat-sauce and leave half the dish
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Re: How can I mail order Texas BBQ to Switzerland

During Euro 2008, there was a stand set up right on the Lake (of Zurich) with the other food stands (near Bürkliplatz). He had a large smoker of some sort and did some pretty decent ribs. Unfortunately, I cannot remember the name, as I think he had a restaurant in Eastern CH.

Anybody else remember this?

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...the cut of meat here in Central Europe is different from the one in Texas, but if you carefully work on the things, like installations, preparations, meat, add-ons, you can do your TX BBQ yourself.
I had every intention of bringing my smoker from Texas (there's certainly enough WOOD stacked up throughout CH!), and even found a Swiss source for the brisket cut, but Mrs. Texaner vetoed that, and it's not coming. I've pretty much concluded that my affair with authentic BBQ is a thing of the past.
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Looking for this:

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Nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom

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Re: How can I mail order Texas BBQ to Switzerland

Unfortunately, I ran afoul of Customs in ZRH once. I had been bringing Prime steaks from California with me for a number of years, but I think regulations changed around 2007 and one could only bring in .5 Kg. So had to pay a small fine as I had 3 Kgs of Prime Porterhouse. I believe now you cannot bring ANY meat into CH from the USA (or anywhere?).

Another friend was coming in from Buenos Aires with about 5Kg of Argentinian beef for our bbq that night. They would not let him bring it into the country... but they DID store it for him in a refrigerator until he left ZRH a few days later. I was pretty amazed about that!

My uncles would always roast a pig for family reunions. This was Wisconsin, so not exactly Texas bbq, but it sure was amazing digging a pit and cooking for almost 24 hrs! Not possible at our city pad in Zurich. But my cousin in Payerne might have enough room!

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Not only from a Texan perspective but also from mine ! But to import TX barbecue is rubbish if you do not have the appropriate equipment. My cousin in Houston did real TX barbecue by preparing everything in the garden and finally, after carefully covering the meat and the coals, having it covered by earth and only hours later taking everything out. It was a real surprise. It is miles away from that "Chinese/Mongolian Barbecue" which just takes some minutes. For once, Americans being on SLOW-food . Add to this that the import of meat into Switzerland is much restricted by heaps of regulations including rather extreme customs bans/barriers. I admit, the cut of meat here in Central Europe is different from the one in Texas, but if you carefully work on the things, like installations, preparations, meat, add-ons, you can do your TX BBQ yourself.
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@Texaner... I am sure you know this, but in one's marriage there are battles that you fight and those that you walk away from. And 99% of them, you walk away from.

This is one that MUST be fought!

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I had every intention of bringing my smoker from Texas (there's certainly enough WOOD stacked up throughout CH!), and even found a Swiss source for the brisket cut, but Mrs. Texaner vetoed that, and it's not coming. I've pretty much concluded that my affair with authentic BBQ is a thing of the past.
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I've never done a brisket (that turned out well) for less than 9 hours.
No problem, I'd just need to refill the firebox once or twice (it does have an offset firebox).

Problem is finding brisket here. Pork butt is no problem, though, but I am more a fan of whole baby animals (suckling goat, pig, lamb), and can normally get them no problem.

Thanks for the link to the Angus farmer!

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Unfortunately, I ran afoul of Customs in ZRH once. I had been bringing Prime steaks from California with me for a number of years, but I think regulations changed around 2007 and one could only bring in .5 Kg. So had to pay a small fine as I had 3 Kgs of Prime Porterhouse. I believe now you cannot bring ANY meat into CH from the USA (or anywhere?).
It always been 0.5kg (at least for the past 20+ years).

Don't know about bringing meat from the US, but it's certainly no problem from the neighboring countries.

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... but I am more a fan of whole baby animals (suckling goat, pig, lamb)
That should bring the vegans out of lurking.
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Re: How can I mail order Texas BBQ to Switzerland

End of problem. It is confirmed that the meat cannot be imported. My answer is very simple: WEBER SMOKEY MOUNTAIN.....I will smoke my own. Thank everyone for their help.
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No problem, I'd just need to refill the firebox once or twice (it does have an offset firebox)...
Yeah, maintaining the firebox was an all-day affair for me. But the reward was worth it.

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Thanks for the link to the Angus farmer!
If you do try and order a brisket from him, please let us know how that turns out — either here or by PM.
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