View Full Version : Nose off brisket?

07-08-2011, 11:48 AM
Just called a local butcher and asked if he had any whole packer brisket. He said he carries nose off brisket. Contains the flat and the point. Seems to me that they cut a section of the flat off.

Anyone have experience with this?

07-08-2011, 11:56 AM
Did some research on Virtual Weber Bullet. Seems "nose off" refers to the flat. Going to pass on this. Need to find a brisket for the weekend!

07-08-2011, 12:01 PM
Nose is an old school term for the point, as the point is actually forward of the flat when it's on the steer. I would say "nose off" should mean no point, but your guy must have a different meaning.

"Deckle off" refers to the connective tissue and fat that holds the breast bone in place. This would be removed from the inside face of the flat. For years briskets were marked "deckle off", now more of them just say "boneless".

07-08-2011, 12:11 PM
Thanks. Either way, its not what I want.

Brian in Maine
07-08-2011, 12:38 PM
If you have a Sam's near you, their flats are usually good.