Originally Posted by coondogbbq
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.