First brisket can someone tell me what I have here?

Discussion in 'Beef' started by newarcher, Jun 10, 2014.

  1. newarcher

    newarcher Fire Starter

    These two briskets came from 1/2 a cow--I've never done brisket before so I failed to tell them that I wanted the full bisket.  I can't tell if I have two flats or what.

    I'm going to smoke this for my Dad for Father's Day so I don't want to screw it up.  I will trim all but 1/4" of fat off the top of the meat before putting on the rub and putting it on.

    I'm just not sure what I have and how smoking two pieces instead of 1 large one will affect the cooking time.  Can someone please help?

  2. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks to me like you have a packer on the right and a sirloin roast on the left. You can see what looks like the deckle separating the point and flat on the brisket, but it does look like its been cut down somewhat. I'm no expert, and  I'm sure someone who is more knowledgeable than I will chime in soon.
  3. ldrus

    ldrus Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    With the marbling looks like prime on left to me
  4. wood river bbq

    wood river bbq Smoke Blower

    newarcher: I'm not sure what you have -- maybe 2 flats. It doesn't look like any packer (point & flat) I've seen but I'm not an expert. Anyway, it doesn't matter, you cook the point and the flat the same way. I know you want the product to be great for your dad and since it's your first time cooking brisket my suggestion is you visit the following 2 sites to see how brisket is correctly cooked -- and

    Good luck with the cook and I hope your dad enjoys his day!!    
  5. demosthenes9

    demosthenes9 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Can you post pics of the other ends?
  6. newarcher

    newarcher Fire Starter

    Why sure.....

    Last edited: Jun 12, 2014
  7. wood river bbq

    wood river bbq Smoke Blower

    Newarcher : Did you ever figure out what you have? Hope your cook today comes out great for your dad.

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