I'm a total newbie so I've been on this forum reading up on smoking briskets. I live in New York city and there aren't many places to get a full sized brisket. So the only one I could find was a 3 lb flat brisket with a very thin fat layer. From what I've read on this forum, a very small lean Brisket can be more difficult to smoke. I made some calls and I have some folks looking for a 5-8 pounder but if I dont find one should I even bother smoking the 3 pound piece? This will be my first brisket attempt. Any suggestions?
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7/3/08 at 3:46pm