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size of brisket

Postby smoking gents » Tue Apr 22, 2014 5:34 am

What size brisket is best for a competition cook? Do y'all have a preference?
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Re: size of brisket

Postby allend23 » Tue Apr 22, 2014 7:50 am

You're about to get a range of answers on this one. But to me anything 12 lbs and above is good to go. Comp cooks generally buy the same size briskets every time for the consistency of cook times, but to me there is no best size. My preference for competition is in the 13-15 lb range.
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Re: size of brisket

Postby JeffG » Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:03 am

6-8 lb flat
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Postby CrazyD » Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:50 am

One big enough to get your needed slices from? I would say the 12-15lb range is what i been looking at.
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Postby Swamp Donkeyz BBQ » Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:14 am

+1 on the 12-15 pound range.
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Re: size of brisket

Postby bruno994 » Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:31 am

I agree with the above posts, 12 to 15# packers, leaning more towards the 15 than the 12. I like the bigger ones unless you find a 12 pounder or so with a killer flat.
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Re: size of brisket

Postby BigDave » Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:10 pm

Usually get a 10 pound packer and cut out the flat and pretrim to 4 or 5 pounds. Flat is nice and uniform around the edges that way. Or sometimes just buy a flat if we can find a good one.
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Postby atcNick » Tue Apr 22, 2014 3:37 pm

Flats. 6-9 lbs for comp. Packers about 10-14 lbs at home
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Postby 3 star redneck » Tue Apr 22, 2014 4:15 pm

6-7 lb flat or 10-11 lb packer
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Re: size of brisket

Postby Big Ed » Tue Apr 22, 2014 7:55 pm

I always go with a CAB flat in the 5 to 7lb range.
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Re: size of brisket

Postby jtilk » Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:10 pm

I prefer a full packer personally, I've tried flats and maybe it's just in my head but the packers seem to come out a lil juicier. I like about a 12 lb brisket, by the time I'm done trimming it's prolly pretty close to 10 lbs. As Allen stated it's all personal preference, if I recall correctly Myron Mixon says he prefers them 15+... In his theory the bigger the brisket, the older the cow, the more fat content it tends to have.
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Re: size of brisket

Postby Pony Express » Sat Apr 26, 2014 8:50 am

10 to 12 packer.
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Re: size of brisket

Postby JMoney7269 » Mon May 05, 2014 10:21 pm

16-18 lb packer if I can find one. Got a whole freezer full of prime and cab but they are all around 12-14. They were a little small this year.
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Re: size of brisket

Postby jtilk » Tue May 06, 2014 4:24 pm

JMoney7269 wrote:16-18 lb packer if I can find one. Got a whole freezer full of prime and cab but they are all around 12-14. They were a little small this year.
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Re: size of brisket

Postby JMoney7269 » Tue May 06, 2014 5:02 pm

Lol since I have gained weight due to good BBQ and COLD BEER I get heartburn from anything. But to loose 40 lbs or so. So yeah I gotta take it every day. Lol the funny thing is I grill all my chefs choice entries with kingsford and win a lot. I use strictly B&B for my tastes
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