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Unread 06-17-2008, 10:24 AM   #1
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Question Flat vs Whole Brisket?

The flat is considerably smaller than the whole brisket, right? If this in fact is the case, what would the difference be in cook time? I have cooked a whole brisket for over 10 hrs. Will a flat be cooked in half that time?
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Mine will generally take somewhere between 1.5 hrs/lb and 1.75 hrs/lb. Obviously there are lots of variables to this and you can't cook a brisket by time, but it's a decent guide. The flat is still the same size whether the point is attached or not, so cooking time shouldn't decrease that much.
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You're still going to need 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 hours per pound. Be careful if you're buying a "trimmed brisket flat" because most of the time they trim off damn near all of the fat, leaving a very tough, lean chunk of beef. That makes for a tough, dry chunk of cooked beef.
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You're still going to need 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 hours per pound. Be careful if you're buying a "trimmed brisket flat" because most of the time they trim off damn near all of the fat, leaving a very tough, lean chunk of beef. That makes for a tough, dry chunk of cooked beef.
Don't ask how I know this .
If you happen to get a very well trimmed flat -- lay a layer of bacon over the top and cook away. Funny thing, though, when I used to do this the bacon never made it into the house!
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If you happen to get a very well trimmed flat -- lay a layer of bacon over the top and cook away. Funny thing, though, when I used to do this the bacon never made it into the house!
It's like I tell my wife.... Bacon makes everything taste better.....
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If you happen to get a very well trimmed flat -- lay a layer of bacon over the top and cook away. Funny thing, though, when I used to do this the bacon never made it into the house!
I think that this might be a cool way to cook pig candy. What do you think?
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