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Found a butcher nearby that claimed to have whole briskets (local Costco and BJs only carry flats). Told him over the phone that I wanted the smallest packer he had and that my wife would come and pick it up. I came home expecting to see a small cryovacced brisket, instead my wife unknowingly brought home a fully trimmed brisket where the second cut was separated and subsequently TIED back onto the first cut. I'm not even sure that the pieces are from the same animal. Total weight is 6.47 pounds (and $5.99/pound!).
Other than the obvious approach of complaining and certainly never using this butcher again, what do I do with this thing? I was planning on overnighting an 8-12 pounder, but now I've got this 6.5 pounder with pretty much all of the fat removed, including the fat layer that used to separate the flat from the point. Should I just cook it as I planned, but assume less time? Do I leave it tied? I am so pissed right now.