Brisket cut question

Discussion in 'Beef' started by billbo, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. billbo

    billbo Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I bought a brisket a while back on sale and threw it in the freezer. Pull it out and it says "First or mid cut". I never really looked when i picked it up. By looking I thinks it's a flat but I could be way off.

    Anybody clarify for me what the cut is? Seems the language is different no matter where you shop sometimes. Thanks in advance!
  2. billbo

    billbo Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    OK, upon further review I think I have a point here. It is nice at 4.3lbs. Alarm is set for 5 am!
  3. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Not sure what the two mean but if you can post a pic it could help.

    Just assuming I would guess it is different section cuts from a full packer but, well I dunno.
    Good luck either way...

    If you got just a point then I am really jealous, I have been everywhere trying to find just the point but they always have flats or full packers but never just a point, where does all that meat go? Smurfland?
  4. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    If you really have a point you will really have something there because alot of us really do look for a point only and all I can find is a flat all the time. The flat is the under side of the brisket and there is a small layer of fat that divides the point from the flat. When you seperate the two you will see the fat line easier. Or get a packer which is the whole brisket flat and point smoke it and when you slice it you will be really sble to see the two parts better.

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