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Old 07-01-2013, 10:19 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by coondogbbq View Post
So does a brisket typically loose half due to trimming and rendering? I've always wondered but never tested it. Thx
Most people use 50% loss as a safe estimate (for pork butts, too), but every piece of meat will be slightly different and real world loss may be less. But at 50% you err on the side of having a little more meat than you need instead of not enough.
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