Yeah, burnt ends are not the end-all-be-all of brisket. I never cook "for" burnt ends...they are a product of my overall effort. I always cook the packer intact. But, that's just me. YMMV! But, in fact, briskets are a bit more challenging than other que!! I love sliced point when it's fresh.
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