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Unread 01-08-2010, 12:40 PM   #1
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do you any of you guys just smoke the flat or do you always fix a packer?
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Unread 01-08-2010, 12:43 PM   #2
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Unread 01-08-2010, 12:45 PM   #3
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Unread 01-08-2010, 12:50 PM   #4
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why packer over flat??
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Depends on what I can get. My Sam's Club sometimes has really crappy packers and huge beautiful flats. The problem is it costs more to but a flat than a whole packer. Go figure. But I usually buy a packer if possible so I can make burnt ends.
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Packers are for making corned-beef. Just kidding. I think flats have a tendency dry out too easily when just by themselves. Also, I like burnt ends. If you don't like burnt ends and you can cook a mean flat by itself, I say go for it.
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they dont judge the burnt ends do they?
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They judge whatever meat you put in the box.
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they dont judge the burnt ends do they?
You bet they do. If it's in the box it's judged. I was talking to a judge in Waterloo - a real good guy and member of the brethren. I was going on and on about not needing to turn in burnt ends. He looked at me and said, "Judges REALLY like burnt ends." point taken.
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Burnt ends are boss
Worked for me in Libertyville... (Sorry, couldn't resist.... Love ya bro!)
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I find it hard to get large flats, and they seem to dry out.
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I have had more success with packers than flats.
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packer...+1 for burnt ends
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whole briskets more to work with
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