Looks like there's a few people out there brining up some briskets for one thing or another. I wanted to make my own corned beef for St Patty's day and have some pastrami to boot so I grabbed a packer at wallmart today and commenced to preppin. Here's the packer right out of the bag. It's only about 11 pounds. I separated and trimmed just aboout all the fat off I mixed up some homemade pickle spice.. Smells awesome! Rubbed a little on for the sake of Q-view And now into the brine. I'm hoping to be able to cook the flat on Thurs with some cabbage and taters. I'll season and smoke the point for some pastrami for lunches... Wish me luck in this process..