Poll of point and flat separation

Discussion in 'Beef' started by woodman3, Feb 6, 2016.

  1. woodman3

    woodman3 Smoke Blower

    I just finished a q class from one of the best cooks in the nation. I was surprised he didn't separate the two before cooking. Who separates and who doesn't?
  2. one eyed jack

    one eyed jack Master of the Pit

    I don't separate until after the cooking.  Separate then to make burnt ends.
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  3. aggie94

    aggie94 Smoking Fanatic

    I don't separate till I'm slicing up.
  4. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I do it both ways. Sometimes I separate them, & sometimes I don't. Can't really tell much difference either way. I usually leave enough fat on the flat to keep it moist if I separate them. I also smoke them in a pan, sitting in their own juices. If I don't separate them, I take as much of the fat out that is between the two that I can, then put my rub in between & put them back together. I also take the trimmed fat & put it on a rack above so it drips on the brisket throughout the smoke.


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