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Originally Posted by outspoken View Post

Originally Posted by dirtsailor2003 View Post

4 pounds and triangular sounds more like the point. Which is commonly used for burnt ends, and will have a higher marbling than the flat. The flat is typically more rectangular in shape and leaner. When connected to the point you have a packer. The weight of a packer would be in the 15+ pound range.


This is one of the est brisket posts ever posted here:


That makes a lot of sense. Yes, it is highly marbled.


Does that mean I'm going to be doing something entirely different from what's been posted here as this thread... ok I see n the thread you've posted around page 5 they start talking about separating the flat from the point.

I think you'll smoke the point the same as the flat. It's funny cause I just saw a rerun of pitmasters in Kansas city and they had to cook a point brisket. It seems typical that you'll be making burnt ends out of that and would have a tough time getting nice slices due to the higher fat content.
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Here are some photos as promised...




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