Should I cut my brisket in half?

Discussion in 'Beef' started by mommytanya, Aug 29, 2014.

  1. mommytanya

    mommytanya Newbie

    I went to a local meat distributor and bought a 10lb brisket not realizing how big it would be. Would it be better to cut it into 2 5lbers? Will they cook faster? I'm stoked to try out my first brisket.
  2. grillmonkey

    grillmonkey Smoking Fanatic

    Don't cut it. You'll like the whole packer better. If you're new to smoking, there are basically 3 types of brisket; the point, the flat and the packer. The packer is both the point and flat before they're separated[​IMG].
  3. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hello , Mommytana . Welcome to our world.

    And yes, you can cut the Brisky in half . It will then cook in approximately 7to 8 hrs. , however that is subjective to a lot of variables . Cooking heat, Weather , amount of fat on the Meat (can be lessened to reduce the Smoking time - but leave some for moisture .

    Put a good 'Rub'on it (I like to use simple S/CBP ) . Hard to beat S/P ( Beef seems to need a good amt. of Pepper and the Salt helps in Smokering production when you use chips/chunks/sticks ( cut to smaller sizes).

    Expect to have a long cook , you never know how the Meat will cook. Start earlier and if it gets done sooner than you need (the same day) it will hold in Foil and a large towel and placed in a cooler to rest and finish cooking.

    Have fun and . . .
  4. mommytanya

    mommytanya Newbie

    Well I guess this a non point since I just opened my bag of brisket to find not ONE 10lb piece like I requested but TWO 5lb pieces. Thanks for the advice everyone hopefully these are still good.
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