Beef brisket comes in many forms, whole brisket also known as packers, flats and points. A beef brisket consists of a flat also call first cut, and a point also known as the deckle. The beef brisket comes from the pectoral muscles of a beef animal. Beef brisket is a tough cut from beef which is difficult to prepare. It can become corned beef, pastrami or smoked.
I will concentrate on selecting the best brisket for BBQ and smoking. Always look for a brisket which has a thick uniform flat, that is well marbled with fine stirations. The point should also be well marbled and thick. Never take a brisket that has a thin flat, a flat which has one side thick and the other side thin, if you do so when smoking beef brisket the heat will be sucked out of the thin side and the brisket will dry out.
I hand select all briskets which I select for my clients. My clients include some of the top professional BBQ competition teams in the USA. I operate Huntspoint Meat Company, our website is http://www.huntspoint.com.
Johnny Love - Head Meat Master