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Split a brisket?

henapplehenapple Posts: 15,623
I've cooked 2 flats travisstrick style and botched both. Guess I'm a maroon. Regardless I want to try a packer this weekend Centex style . I'm going to try to find a small one but it's still more beef than we need. Should I cook the entire piece and freeze some or can I separate the flat and point? Yes fred, I'd still punch a baby if I could get one right.
Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 

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  • SpaightlabsSpaightlabs Posts: 1,381
    Cook the whole magilla and put the leftovers in the vacuum packer and freeze em...make ya some burnt ends as a reward for a job well done...meat candy.
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,732
    True dat! Even the sliced stuff with a little beef stock or jus in the bag is as good, if not better when you reheat

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,623
    The only burnt end I've had was when my business partner ran out owing me 80k... What is it?
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • cook the whole thing and save it. If not, split it long ways so you have two narrow briskets with point and flat. They sell them that way at the grocery store here.


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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,732
    Dude, it's the best part of making brisket. Separate the point when its done and cube it up, some people shred or chop, sauce the hell out of it and put it back on the egg for a couple of hours and it makes an amazing sandwich or plate. Crunchy and fatty!

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • chris123stockchris123stock Posts: 664
    Hey what day you cooking it? I got one going on sat. Night to sunday. If you cook yours first I can get all your info. 
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,623
    Steven I salvaged my flats by shredding, heating in simmering broth mixture, onions/mushrooms/peppers/provolone.. Like a Texas cheesesteak.

    CT... That sounds like a plan.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • BotchBotch Posts: 5,055
    henapple said:
    I've cooked 2 flats travisstrick style and botched both. 
    Isn't it great when a cook turns out better than you were expecting?  Congrats!!   :-bd
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  • shtgunal3shtgunal3 Posts: 3,826
    Henapple, cook the whole thing and send me half.

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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,623
    shtgunal3 said:

    Henapple, cook the whole thing and send me half.

    Be careful what you wish for...
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,623
    Talked to my butcher... Smallest is around 16 pounds. They will cut the flat off... I really like the point.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • boatbumboatbum Posts: 1,273

    Cook the whole thing.   Leftover brisket is gold at our house.

    We dont vacumn pack, just use a 1 gallon ziploc freezer bag, put about a pound in each one, squeeze the air out.  They dont stay in the freezer long enough to get freezer burn.

    Eat all you can when you cook it, share with the neighbors, then chop the rest and freeze.

    When you want...

    topping for baked potatoes

    Enchaladias   ( not sure how to spell it)

    pizza

    tacos

    liven up some burgers by mixing some in

    beef flavored rice-a-roni

    etc....

    pull a bag out - defrost in the microwave and you have nectar that will jump up any weekday meal.   All of the above works for pulled pork as well.

    When we get low, I cook more.   We no longer cook briskets or butts based on the event of eating bbq - rather, just cause we use it for so much.

     

    Cookin in Texas
  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    What happens to all these "flats"???  Do the butchers take them home?? :-S
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,623
    They sell just flats at the grocery... Never points by their self.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • jccbone62jccbone62 Posts: 210
    What do they do with the points that go with all those flats that they sell?
    XL owner in Wichita, KS
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,732

    Ground beef....fools

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,623
    Fools? More anti-american propaganda.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 4,590
    Yea man, I'll split a brisket with you any time


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