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Difference between whole brisket and packer

transversaltransversal Posts: 719
edited 12:24AM in EggHead Forum
Is there any difference between a whole brisket and a packer?

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  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    Packer is whole.Point and flat.
  • transversaltransversal Posts: 719
    But isn't that the same as a whole brisket?
  • CrimsongatorCrimsongator Posts: 5,795
    Yes, a whole and packer are the same
  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    YES.Whole=Packer.You can buy a flat or a point or a packer.Do not be tricked if the package says whole brisket flat or whole brisket point.A whole/packer will be both the point and flat still connected.Best ones are 12-15 pounds.Check for flexibility.The more limber raw,the more tender cooked. ;)
  • transversaltransversal Posts: 719
    Thanks, gator. Spent most of the evening reading an article on briskets.....everything from its positon on the animal to it's components to different theories on prep and cooking. It is an interesting cut. There's so much more to this whole thing called Egging than just lighting lump. And it's a kick learning from the pros on this site.
  • transversaltransversal Posts: 719
    Thanks, Hoss. It's kind'a hard finding whole briskets in my neck of the woods. Lots of flats around.....but seldom run into any whole briskets. I'm gonna have to find somebody down here that I can special order from. Hoss, do you do much fat trimming on a whole brisket?
  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    Very little.I just trim the "hard fat".
  • CrimsongatorCrimsongator Posts: 5,795
    I still try to learn from the pros as well. The longer you are here the shorter the list becomes :whistle:
  • transversaltransversal Posts: 719
    Gotcha.....My wife did pick up one from Sam's about 3 weeks ago, but they didn't have any when I went back last week. Maybe they were just temporarily out of'em. But, I didn't trim any fat at all......probably was a mistake, but it came out really well.
  • transversaltransversal Posts: 719
    Know what you mean, gator.....gettin up there myself.
  • transversaltransversal Posts: 719
    Well, thanks for the lesson, Hoss and Gator. I'm gonna hit the sack. See yall tomorrow, God willin.
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