Brisket Question

Discussion in 'Beef' started by cook1536, Feb 17, 2008.

  1. 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?
  2. starsfaninco

    starsfaninco Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sounds like you might have only gotten the 'flat' although that still sounds a little small.
  3. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    You got a section of the flat, probably ground up the rest for burger..[​IMG]
  4. short one

    short one Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I'm with Bubba. I just got a half beef and asked for a packers and only got a flat. Bummer????

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