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Old 03-10-2019, 09:13 PM   #1
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Hello everyone! First post, glad you all are here.

I've smoked a few brisket flats with mediocre results (everyone always says it's great and it all gets eaten, but it's not as good as store bought BBQ to me).

I'm getting ready to smoke another brisket for a house party next weekend, and wanted to try to do a whole brisket this time. I've found that whole briskets are difficult to find in Cincy... I tried Meijer and when I asked the guy behind the counter for a brisket I was given this. It wasn't marked as a whole brisket on the packaging, so I wanted to ask you all if I did indeed get a whole brisket, flat and point, or if it may be some other cut. He slapped a sticker on it that reads "BRISKET FLAT CUT BNLS CRYO".

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Old 03-10-2019, 09:15 PM   #2
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It says flat right on the label.
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Old 03-10-2019, 09:17 PM   #3
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That is just the flat and not a whole packer brisket unfortunately.
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Welcome Dubya!

They sold you just the flat, looks like it's got some of the seam near the point intact that's got potential for some tasty Q.

You may do better at the club stores like Costco or Sams they both carry prime packer briskets now.
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Old 03-10-2019, 09:27 PM   #5
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This post has pic of what you're looking for.

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=57882
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Welcome Dubya!

They sold you just the flat, looks like it's got some of the seam near the point intact that's got potential for some tasty Q.

You may do better at the club stores like Costco or Sams they both carry prime packer briskets now.
Yeah, theres probably some point where they cut it. Those are my favorite slices, but they should have cut that on an angle so the flat was against the grain. Butchers these days......
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Thanks everyone for clarifying, I was told it was the whole packer, but the label had me second guessing. Glad I asked. Time to buy a costco/sams membership I guess.


This one is getting smoked anyway, of course!
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It says flat right on the label.
A while back I had the butcher separate a packer so I could buy the point only. Once it was separated and repackaged the label still said whole brisket. Good to see you found another thread where you can live up to your username though. Doing that here must be exhausting.
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Thanks everyone for clarifying, I was told it was the whole packer, but the label had me second guessing. Glad I asked. Time to buy a costco/sams membership I guess.


This one is getting smoked anyway, of course!
If you don't want to commit to a membership or just want to try this on a one off basis I believe Sam's will let you do a day pass where they add 10% on to your total price at checkout.
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Thanks everyone for clarifying, I was told it was the whole packer, but the label had me second guessing. Glad I asked. Time to buy a costco/sams membership I guess.


This one is getting smoked anyway, of course!
No worries, everyone has to start somewhere and you could have done worse that looks like a nice cut all in.

What do you cook on?
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Try Costco or Gordon's
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Old 03-11-2019, 08:55 PM   #12
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Definitely a flat, if it were me I would rub with SPOG and cook as is no need to trim further.
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Check to see if there is a Restaurant Depot in your area. If so, they sell whole packers. Make sure you don't get a "nose off" one for most of the point has been removed. Find a floppy, choice quality with the flat not getting too thin. RD has their own Superior Grade which I believe is choice. The one in my area does not require membership or a tax number.

Walmart here in AL sell whole packers, they might in the Cincinnati area.
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Trim the fat on top and go for it.
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Thanks everyone for clarifying, I was told it was the whole packer, but the label had me second guessing. Glad I asked. Time to buy a costco/sams membership I guess.


This one is getting smoked anyway, of course!
You can make some fine eating from that flat.
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