Random question - I am smoking my second brisket tomorrow. The first one I tried in an electric smoker and it didn't turn out good. I have since retired that smoke and now have a wsm.
Question - the best brisket I could find (in San Diego) was at Smart & Final. It weighs approx 8.5lbs. As I know it should be, one end of it is rather think (approx 3"). The brisket then tappers down to about 1/4 - 1/2" on the other end. I know it is normal for one end to be larger and the other smaller. Is 1/4-1/2" normal? If not, do I leave it the way it is or should I trim it so there is a certain thickness at one end?
Thanks in advance!