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mrichard 04-30-2010 09:47 AM

Seperating Brisket Before cooking?
Hey everyone. I was just wondering if any people seperated the brisket point and flat before cooking and cooked each seperatly. I was watching the pitmasters episode shot at Dover and i noticed that Tuffy would seperate the two parts before cooking. I have always cooking my packer whole and then split the two parts to finish off the burnt ends. Thanks for any feedback.

Matt Richard
Blazin' Blues BBQ

Ron_L 04-30-2010 10:02 AM

Some do, some don't :-D Personally, I don't. I keep them whole until done.

Divemaster 04-30-2010 10:06 AM


Originally Posted by Ron_L (Post 1267557)
Some do, some don't :-D Personally, I don't. I keep them whole until done.

I agree, some do, some don't :-D Personally, I do.

early mornin' smokin' 04-30-2010 10:07 AM

I super trim my briskets, and leave them slightly attached, almost completely seperating the point from the flat.

Willie's BBQ 04-30-2010 10:08 AM

i always seperate mine, but that's my preference

Harbormaster 04-30-2010 10:57 AM

I seperate mine too.
On an 18.5" WSM it's the best way to get the flat to fit. I put the point in the center of the grate and lay the flat fat side down over it.

BTW: Don't forget to smoke some of the fat you trim off. Wait till it gets good and crispy. Great snacky treats!

smoke it if ya got it 04-30-2010 11:00 AM

I seperated one at the last comp I went to but saddly over cooked my flat so I wont do it again.

Jacked UP BBQ 04-30-2010 11:04 AM

Never have, never will. I never take it apart even when its done!

Alexa RnQ 04-30-2010 11:06 AM

We've tried both ways, and won both ways. The details of your cook process are going to determine which will give you a better result.

Jorge 04-30-2010 11:06 AM

The responses cover the spectrum:becky:

There are teams that do VERY well with it. There are others that don't trim nearly as heavily and do VERY well, also.

It all comes down to your method, and attention to detail. Half the fun/frustration is in finding what works for you.

ique 04-30-2010 11:18 AM

Not brisket, but I do separate my pork. :shock: :-P

SmokeInDaEye 04-30-2010 11:36 AM


Originally Posted by ique (Post 1267674)
Not brisket, but I do separate my pork. :shock: :-P

Is that legal?

Jorge 04-30-2010 12:18 PM


Originally Posted by ique (Post 1267674)
Not brisket, but I do separate my pork. :shock: :-P


Originally Posted by SmokeInDaEye (Post 1267705)
Is that legal?

Mod Suggestion:-D: Please don't tempt those that would seriously take up the debate again:becky:

Scottie 04-30-2010 01:00 PM


watertowerbbq 04-30-2010 08:09 PM

I was thinking the same thing today. I think I'm going to give it a try on my next brisket.

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