Got another fresh brisket this weekend. 15.59 lbs at $2.89/lb, $45.06. Similar in history to the last one I got from this market. Natural grain (corn) fed for 250-300 days and aged 40 something days. It's Western Choice and he said it was probably close to being Prime.
I didn't trim it at all. Just rubbed and thrown on the smoker. It seems to have a piece of bone and a little extra flap of meat on the bottom of the point. Assuming it's a little extra left on the cut. I'll see what's there when it's done.
The last one I started on charcoal/lump and finished in the MES. This one I'm doing completely in the MES at 220 with maple in the AMNS.
It's definitely going to be a long one. At 16 hrs it's still only 147 IT.