I just picked up a half of beef from the butchers shop and had a brisket cut for me. I was expecting more than what I got. I got 2 pieces that weigh about 2 1/2 pounds each. They are about a foot square and about 1 1/2 inches thick. I have read several posts about smoking briskets and they seem to be alot bigger cuts, around 10-12 pounds. What is the difference? Why is my FRESH beef brisket so much smaller than the ones I have seen in the store and people have talked about on here. Is there a size limit in a KCBS sanctioned event?