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Is this a full packer brisket or just a flat?

I'm confused. It's pretty thin. Started as 9 pounds. I probably trimmed a pound of fat. What's the flappy part (close up on 3rd picture).

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  • DMWDMW Posts: 9,362
    Hard for me to tell for sure from the pics, but you may have trimmed all the fate between the point and flat. Was the "flap" actually on top of the flat portion? If so, that is the point.
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  • busmaniabusmania Posts: 387
    The flap is off to the side, I didn't alter it and it came out of the bag that way. I did trim some hard fat that was likely between the point and flat but what I think is the point is so thin.
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 19,821
    Looks like an entire brisket with most of the point chewed off by hungry wolves.
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  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 14,509
    +1 looks like literally it was butchered of the fat separating the point & flat. But, it's difficult to tell from these pics.
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  • busmaniabusmania Posts: 387
    I'll take more pics before putting it on but I already rubbed it down. Here is a pic in the package. I trimmed a ton of fat from under so it ended up being skinnier than it looks in this picture.
  • busmaniabusmania Posts: 387
    And noemi not sure how long to cook it for which is really why I started this.
  • GATABITESGATABITES Posts: 1,230
    That is a packer. You trimmed the heck out it. What temp are you cooking?
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  • busmaniabusmania Posts: 387
    GATABITES said:
    That is a packer. You trimmed the heck out it. What temp are you cooking?

    Again, I bought it this way. There was 3/4" of fat on the bottom and that is all I trimmed. I trimmed literally zero actual meat. Lesson learned...again. Going 225 for temp.
  • busmaniabusmania Posts: 387
    Should I leave the flap on for the cook? I figure it can't hurt it, right?
  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 14,509
    That pic in cryovac is definitely a packer.
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  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 14,509
    The thinner pieces will likely burn. The whole idea with "trimming" is to have the point and flat finish at the same time. Always choose the thickest most consistent flat (meaning ya don't want a wimpy flat).
    Not to be a broken record with all the other brisket threads but, this is a good watch. FWIW.
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  • busmaniabusmania Posts: 387
    Thanks husker dude. I'm a cornhusker fan myself. I have seen those but will watch again while working tomorrow. I should also point out I bought this on a whim. I went to a new store for some other groceries and since they had full packers and it was the first time I ever saw a choice cut in a store around here, I bought one. They also only had two to choose from. The other was only 7.5 pounds so I picked up the heavier one.
  • CrimsongatorCrimsongator Posts: 5,791
    edited May 2014
    The middle pic makes me think it is essentially a flat with the very bottom portion of (what's left) the point attached. I would treat it like a flat while cooking. Leave the flap on and rub it like normal
  • busmaniabusmania Posts: 387
    The middle pic makes me think it is essentially a flat with the very bottom portion of (what's left) of the point attached. I would treat it like a flat while cooking. Leave the flap on and rub it like normal

    What should I do different? I was just going to let er rip overnight at 225 for 10-12 hours.
  • CrimsongatorCrimsongator Posts: 5,791
    edited May 2014

    I would let it cook to about 160* internal temp at the 225*. Then you could wrap it in foil until it hits 200* and rest it.

     

    As a change I would cut the point off and cook it separately (but not foil it) Make burnt ends out of it.

     

    You got a bad butcher job that was hidden in the cryovac

  • buzd504buzd504 Posts: 2,028

    You got a bad butcher job that was hidden in the cryovac

    Yep
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  • GATABITESGATABITES Posts: 1,230
    How much of the fat cap did you trim? You want to leave at least 1/4 in to protect the meat from drying.
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  • busmaniabusmania Posts: 387
    GATABITES said:
    How much of the fat cap did you trim? You want to leave at least 1/4 in to protect the meat from drying.

    I did indeed keep about 1/4 inch of the fat cap. I didn't plan to foil but now I am going to. Good thing I'm on baby duty tonight.
  • GATABITESGATABITES Posts: 1,230
    Good idea. I tried not wrapping, but 2 of the 3 times I did wrap it was juicer. Keep us posted. Take pics
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  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 14,509
    Biggest advise is take your time, get the egg temp stable 225℉-275℉, thickest part should be in the rear toward the hinge and monitor temp of pit and product cook by both temp but, more so feel. Will be watching :-). Don't fret you got this $hi+ ;-) Plenty of folks here always willing to help ya out. :-D
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  • CrimsongatorCrimsongator Posts: 5,791
    You could cook it in a foil pan (uncovered) and the seal the top tightly at 160* as well. It might help preserve some of the juices for later use.
  • avibugavibug Posts: 146
    Does wrapping in foil (or sealing the foil pan per Crimsongator) after it hits 160 limit the meat's absorption of smoke, or is the smoke flavor pretty much in at that point?  
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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 10,081
    @avibug-As long as there is smoke available and the meat surface temp is less than the smoke temp, you will continue to get smoke to adhere.  The "smoke ring" is temperature sensitive and once you get to about 140*F, any ring action is finished.  FWIW-
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 19,821
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,575
    Dare I say travis style? %-(
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