Went to sams tonight to buy the briskets and butts. Out of butts completely and all the briskets were 10lbs and stiff as boards, could not bend them hardly at all. Ended up going to HEB and they at severl 13 pounders that bent tip to tip with ease and the flats were fairly thick. The had Butts for 99cents. So that is 2 13 lbs briskets, 2 11lb butts and 4 4lb chickens.
The chickens will be brined Friday and cooked saturday AM and chilled. The butts will be brined as well.
I sincerely appreciate all the discussion on this topic.
Wannabe BBQ Illuminati