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Default Percentage of fat in a brisket?

.. and is this by weight or volume?

Trying to justify buying a packer with tons of fat on it.
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I trim about 2 pounds off of a 12 to 15 pound packer. That would be 15 to 20 percent. I trim pretty thoroughly. However, I render the fat and use it for other things, so no waste here.

The reason to buy a packer is that it just plain cooks up better.
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.. and is this by weight or volume?

Trying to justify buying a packer with tons of fat on it.
Paying Price of a packer sucks sometimes so I will do Chuck roast Brisket Style. Taste Darn Near exactly the same but you can buy a 3-4-5 lb roast with no fat cap but Great marbling. Around here they run $4.99/lb but I watch for specials at $2.49-$2.99 lb.

Landarc buys them HIGH End HIGH $ Briskets...........
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Paying Price of a packer sucks sometimes so I will do Chuck roast Brisket Style. Taste Darn Near exactly the same but you can buy a 3-4-5 lb roast with no fat cap but Graet marbling. Around here they run $4.99/lb but I watch for specials at $2.49-$2.99 lb.

Landarc buys them HIGH End HIGH $ Briskets...........
No, Landarc buys chuck roast and gets other people to buy fancy briskets for him
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Ohhhhhhhh


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BBQGeekess, would you drop $120 on ONE Brisket?
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I am just gonna say, those were wonderful and worth every penny that someone paid me to cook them for him.

By the way, those had less than 10% by weight of trimming needed.
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I wait for Smart and Final to give me the $1.99/lb price on brisket then I go for the 18lb'er. Patience. However, I have been so close to buying a Snake River Farms Wagyu brisket...... just afraid I'll screw it up.
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I think Geekess Passed Out at mention of $120 Brisket...........
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so, the fact that there were two of those...?
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BBQGeekess, would you drop $120 on ONE Brisket?
Hecckkkkk noooo lol!

I bought 45 pound of 85% lean beef shoulder clod though, last month for only $1.99 per pound :)
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I think Geekess Passed Out at mention of $120 Brisket...........
Yeah am pretty frugal lol
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So brisket is only like 20% fat, that's not bad at all really. plus fat weighs less than meat so.. hrm.. I think I'll buy two packers soon from Sam's. I think they are $2.38 a pound there.

I wanna bbq a full uncut packer in my Mini WSM (just to say I did it). It'll be my first packer and in the Mini WSM :)

And I'll use the other for a boat load of STRAMI :)
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At the local HEB (grocery store in Texas), I recently bought a full packer for $1.79 a pound (on sale). Now, it is not prime or CAB, but it tasted good. I think they are normally $1.99, maybe a little more here. That is before the prices go up (recent news stories).
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I wait for Smart and Final to give me the $1.99/lb price on brisket then I go for the 18lb'er. Patience. However, I have been so close to buying a Snake River Farms Wagyu brisket...... just afraid I'll screw it up.
That's such a good price on brisket! Wish I could find a deal like that!
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