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Trimming a brisket

The brisket I bought has a ton of fat on it, how much do you trim off? Do you trim all of it, half of it or how much?

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  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,875
    Down to about a 1/4 in.

    There are two kinds of fat, hard and soft. Ditch all the hard stuff. It won't render.
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • b0younceb0younce Posts: 13
    Cool thanks. There was a ton of hard fat on the brisket. Probably lost a 1/4 of its weight
  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,875
    Fat is a good thing. Leave as much as you think you can handle eating. 
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,308
    Try looking up the video on you tube of Aaron Franklin doing a brisket. He'll walk you through how to trim a brisket pretty good. Like @travisstrick said, ditch the hard stuff.

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  • CajunEggHeadCajunEggHead Posts: 189
    I have a deli-ma here I like some fat and the better half won't any fat at all, been married for 45 years and it has been a problem over the years.... I tell her she not to trim it so close, and she tells me she trims and I cook.....boy boy boy  
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  • bbqlearnerbbqlearner Posts: 757
    I have a deli-ma here I like some fat and the better half won't any fat at all, been married for 45 years and it has been a problem over the years.... I tell her she not to trim it so close, and she tells me she trims and I cook.....boy boy boy  
    :-/
    Tell her to switch roles once in a while - for you to trim and she can cook or do what I do - blame it on the "expert eggheads" on this forum :D

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  • BOWHUNRBOWHUNR Posts: 1,475
    Here is a link to the best brisket "how to" page I've ever come across.


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  • GQuizGQuiz Posts: 687
    BOWHUNR said:
    Here is a link to the best brisket "how to" page I've ever come across.


    Mike
    It's bookmarked. Thanks for the tip.

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  • AcnAcn Posts: 1,345
    Thanks BOWHUNR; that is a fantastic reference!

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  • danv23danv23 Posts: 585
    Best reference I've ever seen!!!

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  • Plano_JJPlano_JJ Posts: 448
    Griffin said:
    Try looking up the video on you tube of Aaron Franklin doing a brisket. He'll walk you through how to trim a brisket pretty good. Like @travisstrick said, ditch the hard stuff.
    +1 best video I have seen on this.
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