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    3lb Brisket

    Good Day Folks!! Hope everyone is doing well!

    I have never done a brisket and was wondering if trying with a 3lb flat is worth the trouble. Something like this

    Thanks and have a blessed day!!


    I have never ordered anything from Wild Fork but $8.48/lb for a small (not prime) beef brisket flat is a lot of money. Let us know what you decide to do.


      I have ordered from them and the things I have received are of good quality. Was really using as an example.


        Getting good results with a small flat is going to be more difficult than with a whole brisket, imho. If you just want to experiment with getting the rub and bark the way you want it, I'd say go for it.


        • NCSmokin
          NCSmokin commented
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          Yeah was wondering if it was worth the time being so small
          I will ponder on it

        I've done 3-6lbers a few times.
        I'll toss on a port shoulder to cook with it so for me it was worth it.
        Should be a quick cook if I remember correctly 5-7 hours


          For me it would depend on the flat. Lean flats can easily dry out. If I had a lean one, I'd be inclined to corn it and use it either as corned beef or to make pastrami out of it. A well marbled flat should work fine. Of course you won't end up with 3lb of finished product, more like 1.5 to 2.


          • Troutman
            Troutman commented
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            +1 corn it

          Thanks!! Might get one just to see.


            Since it is so small, I suggest you cook it in the crock pot with Lipton onion soup mix and a can of Cream of Mushroom soup. That way it will be tender, delicious, and not dried out or wasted.



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