Mad Scientist BBQ on trimming a brisket for home cooking

Mad Scientist BBQ points out that using competition brisket techniques on a giant chunk of meat intended for you and your friends to gobble will likely result in a bad meal.

Competition brisket is intended to impress judges, who have been battered by spices and perfectly rendered fat, with one single bite. Eating a whole dinner of competition seasoned bbq is exhausting, overpowering, and not what your guests have signed up for.

Here are techniques for making great stuff at home.

Aaron Franklin has an amazing video on trimming brisket as well. I have studied these videos.

If you use a bullet-style cooker or Kamado, I recommend Smoking Dad BBQ or Harry Soo's videos.