Kevin Biegel, the television writer behind the sitcom "Cougar Town," has caused quite a stir on Twitter with his homemade vegan brisket. "Vegan brisket experiment was a success,"\u00a0Biegel tweeted.\u00a0"Is it beef? Nope. But the taste\/texture are pretty great... Plus I don't feel gross after eating it." The "Scrubs" writer said that meat-free brisket is made from a mix of jackfruit, seitan, miso paste, beer, and barbecue sauce made with extra sugar to encourage caramelization during the cooking process. Biegel then smoked the plant-based meat\u00a0over oak wood for 18 hours, using traditional cooking methods to infuse it with a\u00a0smoky flavor. Vegan brisket experiment was a success! 18 hour smoke over oak. Is it beef? Nope. But the taste\/texture are pretty great. Mix of jackfruit, seitan, miso, beer, Franklin BBQ sauce made w extra sugar so it carmalized to a crust \u2014 and it did! Plus I don\u2019t feel gross after eating it! pic.twitter.com\/BivCMm4D3c \u2014 kevinbiegel (@kbiegel) September 10, 2018 Biegel explained that he has tried to\u00a0incorporate more vegan food into his diet, despite his love of meat.\u00a0Although admitted to still eating meat\u00a0"occasionally," Biegel\u00a0acknowledged that\u00a0"it's not the best for me."\u00a0He added, "I was like no more risk factors for me, so I changed diet\/life." Twitter users were quick to criticize Biegel's\u00a0convincing vegan brisket, but the\u00a0proud chef defended his dish. When one user suggested the product looked dry, he contested,\u00a0"Nah it was good."\u00a0 Nonetheless, some continued to judge\u00a0the brisket as\u00a0"disgusting" and "unappetizing," and many did not understand the appeal of\u00a0vegan\u00a0meat.\u00a0One critic commented,\u00a0"I\u2019m sorry but this isn\u2019t an alternative form of BBQ," while another mocked,\u00a0"Vegans love spending every waking hour trying to make stuff taste like meat." Not all omnivore users took issue with the vegan brisket. One individual said:\u00a0"It looks delicious. And I\u2019m a meat eater but vegan foods are a refreshing alternative and a reminder that we don\u2019t have to eat meat to feel we\u2019ve eaten well." Vegan Twitter users pushed back at the uproar. One noted that some\u00a0may be overreacting to\u00a0"vegans just trying to find healthy alternatives to a generally unhealthy and an environmentally unsustainable industry. I don\u2019t go around making salty comments on people posting their meat dishes." Image Credit: Keven Biegel Become a\u00a0CLUBKINDLY\u00a0member today!