What Cut of Brisket is This?

Discussion in 'Beef' started by btircuit, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. btircuit

    btircuit Newbie

    I was at Costco today and picked up a 7.5 lbs brisket but the labeling didn't say if it was a flat or a packer.

    Gonna smoke it tomorrow. Wish me luck my first one about 4 yrs ago was a bomb... I think it was a flat with no fat (dried out and tough).
  2. smokebuzz

    smokebuzz Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I believe you have a packer. Every packer i have got, never said packer on it's labeling,just Brisket or Whole brisket, Flats typcally will we labeled as to what they are also
  3. pignit

    pignit Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I could be wrong here... not an expert.... but it looks like you have the whole packer..... flat and point. When you buy a corned beef brisket it will tell you flat or point. I've never bought anything but a whole packer if it hasn't been corned.
  4. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That's a whole packer with a bit of the tip cut off. Has some nice fat on it, should smoke up real good! Before you eat it grab a pic or two!

    Pops §§
  5. straightupnobs

    straightupnobs Smoke Blower

    looks like a keeper to me[​IMG] .i'm sure it'll turn out great.
  6. jamesb

    jamesb Smoking Fanatic

    I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say that is a flat w/ point removed. I don't see anything looking like the point, but I do see where it looks like the point was removed. Either way, it should make for some good eats.
  7. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  8. smoke freak

    smoke freak StickBurners

    Its a small packer for sure. and it looks like some of the point has been removed. It has a nice layer of fat on the underside but the top has been trimmed a lot. That beauty will cook up real nice.
  9. jminion

    jminion Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    James is right it is a flat with point removed.
    The third picture where it tapers to the right is where the point would have been.

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