Butcher Paper Details:

  • Standard basis weight is 40#
  • Standard roll widths are 12″, 15″, 18″, 20″ and 24″. The standard roll length is 1000′. Custom roll widths and lengths are available.
  • Our Pink Butcher paper is proven to provide superior holdout.

Our recent Central Texas 5-Star Anniversary BBQ Tour yielded an unexpected discovery as we talked technique with Aaron Franklin, owner of Franklin Barbecue in Austin. Several Texas BBQ Posse members are backyard pitmasters, so we are always pestering BBQ joint pit bosses for their tricks of the trade.

This one stopped us in our tracks though, when Aaron casually mentioned that he wraps his award-winning brisket in butcher paper, rather than foil, during the cooking process. What was that? Butcher paper wrapped brisket? Posse pitmaster Marshall Cooper had never heard of this either, he’s been cooking on smokers for over 25 years. Much to our surprise, we also saw butcher paper wrapping being used several other times later in the tour, at both Prause Meat Market and Taylor Cafe, at various parts of the cooking process.


Great for competitions, ribs, sausage, bbq, brisket, crafts, wrapping, anything!

Winners of this supplied paper are competition winners of Burnet Cookoff Competition for First Place Ribs, First Place BBQ Chicken. Houston Rodeo and Austin Rodeo First Place Ribs

Note: Do your research, the paper does not burn, but if you are used to using Aluminum foil, then cooking times should decrease a bit for brisket, giving it a crunchier non-soft bark. Ribs might take a little shorter too or actually might take a little longer. But if you use brown sugar or sauce, it will not cook on an cake to the foil and take away all of the flavor when you peel it off leaving a mess and bad meat presentation.

Also, known as Red Butcher Paper or Brown Butcher Paper

The roll featured in the image is a 1000 Lineal Feet of 1129 Sq. Ft. 18 IN. Width 40 LB

Note: Lineal Feet per partial roles has changed.
(Some stickers previously displayed 750 Lineal Feet incorrectly, as all full roles are 100 Lineal Feet)

Products Available for Pickup in South Austin.

Due to the weight, we do not ship these products.

Where to Find the Right Kind of Wood

For Post Oak or Live Oak or other Oak, some people say Academy.

I like to get the good stuff, right off the road from people.

I know of two spots, the first may be hit or miss.

In between Slaughter and Dittmar on the East side of Manchaca there are usually cords of wood, like $10.

The other place is in Manchaca, TX. Take Manchaca Rd., dead end into 1626, take left on 1626. Right before the train tracks, take a left on that little road. Usually cords of wood right there with a little box for money, it is on the honor system.

Great for BBQ and crawfish boils.

Available for local pickup only.
Can meet near Dripping Springs at Fitzhugh Road, near the “Y” at Oak Hill, or during the week near The Domain in Austin only.

Note: Contact Mesquite Lumber & Turning Blanks for a chord or stack of woods. He has lot’s of Mesquite and Live Oak. (no post oak)