When I smoke whole packers, I usually just cut off the point and eat the flat. The next day after a sit in the fridge, I'll cube the point and try and trim most of the fat off of it. Then I just vacuum seal the cubed point meat and save it for chili.
Then, whenever I make up a pot of chili, I'll just grab the bag of smoked brisket point meat out of the freezer and throw it in the fridge while I start making the chili up. I always let my chili cook for at least 3 hours and throw in the brisket point at the very end just to warm through.
THIS WAY, my chili timeline isn't held hostage by having to worry about brisket.
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