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Brisket Flat - Almost have this thing down

post #1 of 7
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So I have been hunting for a full packer brisket and still can't find one. I went to Costco on Saturday and all they had were flats (and the butcher said that's all they ever get). So I sorted through them and found the one with the most fat that was about 7.5 pounds.

 

I planned on wrapping in butcher paper but I forgot to buy some when I was at the store so I resorted to foil.

 

I slathered it with some steak sauce and rubbed it with S&P.

 

Smoked at 250 until it got through the stall then wrapped it with foil to catch some juices.

 

I probe tested it for tenderness and pulled it at 205 (right at 7 hours on the smoker). Looking back it probably needed another 20-30 minutes as some of the connective tissue had not finished breaking down.

 

All in all it was a good brisket. I just hope I can track down a packer as these flats seem to be hard to get right.

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #2 of 7

Nice looking Brisket 

post #3 of 7

Looks Great!

post #4 of 7

Good looking flat! Walmart and Sam's near me usually have full packers.  

post #5 of 7
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Originally Posted by bmaddox View Post
 

So I have been hunting for a full packer brisket and still can't find one. I went to Costco on Saturday and all they had were flats (and the butcher said that's all they ever get). So I sorted through them and found the one with the most fat that was about 7.5 pounds.

 

I planned on wrapping in butcher paper but I forgot to buy some when I was at the store so I resorted to foil.

 

I slathered it with some steak sauce and rubbed it with S&P.

 

Smoked at 250 until it got through the stall then wrapped it with foil to catch some juices.

 

I probe tested it for tenderness and pulled it at 205 (right at 7 hours on the smoker). Looking back it probably needed another 20-30 minutes as some of the connective tissue had not finished breaking down.

 

All in all it was a good brisket. I just hope I can track down a packer as these flats seem to be hard to get right.

 

 

 

 

 

 

How much did you have to pay for the flat?  

post #6 of 7
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Originally Posted by Bryan Moorhead View Post
 

How much did you have to pay for the flat?  

$5.69 per pound

post #7 of 7

The meat isn't cheap.  I can get packers around here for about $3-4 per\lb.  Ingles has them 8.98 per\lb.

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