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How to Choose a Boneless Brisket for Barbecuing

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At your favorite grocery store or meat market, find a boneless fresh beef brisket that has a weight range from 10 - 13 lbs. This boneless brisket is called a packer trim brisket. It means is that there is very little fat trimmed off of the meat prior to vacuum packing the brisket for sale. The average price per pound that you should be paying for this type of brisket is about $ 1.49. Usually they are vacuum packed. As you hold up the brisket you will notice that it is either very stiff when you press on it or very easy to be flexed. The stiffness comes from the fat layer that is around the brisket. The more fat layer on the brisket, the less flexible it is. Don't be afraid to bring home a large brisket. You can always cut it in 2 or 3 pieces and carefully wrap and freeze it.

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