About this cut
Our incredible brisket comes from our US-raised Black Angus cattle, which are specially bred for tenderness and raised on pasture with no hormones or antibiotics. With their carefully balanced diet of pasture, hay and grain, our beef is tender, well-marbled, and flavorful. This is truly the best brisket you can find, and if you're looking to impress friends and family with your smoking skills, do yourself a favor and start with the best beef you can find. With our incredible marbling, great flavor and careful trimming, you won't find a better brisket for smoking out there.
You have options when choosing a whole brisket with a fat cap for smoking. Here's how to choose the amount of fat you like:
- Packer Cut: this is a full fat-cap with sections of fat that are 1-2" thick, great for a long smoke
- Whole Brisket for Smoking: this a 1/4" layer of fat, ideal if you want more coverage than our fully-trimmed Whole Brisket, or you are a confident smoker who has your timing down
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Basic Cooking Technique:
Season and smoke, or braise low and slow.
Packer Cut Brisket should be smoked for 12-18 hours. Fat will render during smoking; you may want to remove any remaining fat before serving.
Deli Cut Brisket is ideal for smoking or braising.
- Basic Instructions for Smoked Brisket
- Oven-Smoked Pastrami
- Ari White's BBQ Brisket Rub
- Coffee Chile Rub (great for BBQ Brisket)
Products are packed with coolant during their journey to ensure they arrive in great shape. Meats will arrive frozen or refrigerated. Most of our products are shipped frozen; occasionally, due to a very quick turnaround between when the meats arrive at our freezing and distribution facility and when they are delivered to you, meats may be shipped fresh. Meat that is cold to the touch can be refrigerated for immediate use, or frozen for later use. Learn more.
*Price per pound is an estimate for comparison purposes only. Click on the "Details" tab to learn more.
This is second brisket I’ve ordered to smoke. First time I got the trimmed version but there wasn’t nearly enough fat on top. So this time I ordered the packer version thinking I would trim it myself. There was no fat in the flat and spotty coverage on the point. Really a shame because I like all of your other products. Note from GBF: We're following up directly on this to get more information as our packer typically has a full cap of fat. Thank you for brining this to our attention!
Cooked this for 12 hours while learning all night w my nephews. Was Amazing.
This weekend I smoked up my fourth(!) Grow and Behold Whole Brisket. This is by far my favorite cut of meat to buy from Grow and Behold. I smoke the brisket in my ceramic smoker and 12-15 hours later the most moist, tender, flavorful meat emerges. My guests literally fight over it. My only complaint is that I never have any leftovers to eat after my BBQ. Note on trim: I started buying the "packer" trim because I wanted trim the fat myself to ensure that there was a nice fat cap left to keep the meat moist. I tried out the "deli" trim on my last brisket and it was actually perfectly trimmed -- I was able to take it out of the packaging and season without any other prep needed. It takes time commitment to make really good smoked brisket, but if you are going to put 15 hours into making a dish, you should start with a really good piece of meat. Highly Recommended!!!
I like the smaller briskets. They smoke so nicely, and quite quickly. Great marbling
I was disappointed with what I received: 1. The brisket came in a normal plastic bag. It was not cryovac or otherwise vacuum sealed, which in my opinion allows it to discolor and dry out more during the thawing process. 2. The brisket was completely unmarked- no label on the bag or marking on the meat showing it was Angus, and no label showing the exact weight. That information is important so that I can confirm that I got what I paid for. 3. The brisket itself was not frozen flat- it was frozen curved which in my opinion makes it more difficult to thaw evenly. So although the brisket cooked up nice, (this is why I gave it three stars), I would be hesitant to order again. At the premium prices being charged, I assumed that these things would come standard. A Note from the Company: Thanks for the review! We're sorry about the packaging issues with the order, as we wrote to you directly... 1. We're sorry about the poor vaccum seal on this cut. We do vaccum pack all of our briskets (and other cuts), but it seems the vacuum must have broken on your brisket, in transit, and it would have appeared to be in a regular plastic bag. 2. As a policy, all of our meats are sold with the weights on the package. Sometimes large briskets are removed from the boxes to facilitate packing for mail orders, and it seems like our staff forgot to include the weight label in with the brisket, again, we apologize. We do not specifically label our beef as angus, since all of the beef we sell is certified angus beef. 3. We do in fact fold our whole briskets over before freezing. Since it's a large cut, we need to fold it in order to get them into individual boxes for transport, inventory, etc. We're sorry that you found this negatively impacted your experience. We certainly appreciate the feedback, and we're glad that even though the experience wasn't perfect- the meat did cook up nicely.
I smoked this amazing piece of meat and we are NEVER going back to anything else!!! It was fantastic and fed about 20 hungry adults with leftovers!!!
How Many Pieces Will I Receive?
Our frozen meats are packaged in vacuum-sealed packages. Most packages contain one piece (ie, one Brisket). Some packages will contain two pieces (ie, Lamb Chops). Packages of smaller items, such as Chicken Wings or Pepper Steak, will contain multiple pieces.
For red meat items and multi-pack poultry items, vacuum-sealed packages may be packed in a cardboard box. If there is an option to choose how many packages you'd like in the box, you'll make that selection under "Customize Your Order." Then you'll choose your preferred weight (that is, the combined weight of all the the packages in that box.) If only one choice is showing in a green box, you do not need to make any selection.
Example: Lamb Chops
Let's say you're ordering Lamb Chops and you select the following:
You've chosen: 2 packages, ~1.1 lb, and the price shows $39.99.
You’ll receive 1 box, with 2 packages of lamb chops inside.
Each package will contain 2 lamb chops. You’ll have 4 lamb chops in total. We always try to pack similar-sized items, but you may find that some chops are slightly larger and some are slightly smaller.
How Much Does It Weigh?
We use weight ranges in order to keep our fulfillment system practical and manageable for items with variable weights (for example steaks. Packages of deli meats which are not sold by weight range as we can pack them by exact weight). The ranges are as small as practically possible to minimize the variation between the Selected Weight and the actual weght you receive. Because of this, if the price per pound is shown as "price/lb*", the *" indicates that it is an estimate for comparison purposes only, since the price associated with the selected weight is the price for all items within that weight range.
This chart shows the potential weight variance for selected weights on our site:
|Selected Weight||Potential Weight Variance|
|under ~0.95 lb||+/- 0.05 lb|
|~1 lb to ~2.1 lb||+/- 0.1 lb|
|~2.2 lb to ~2.7 lb||+/- 0.3 lb|
|~2.9 lb to ~10 lb||+/- 0.25 lb|
|~10.5 lb to ~19.5 lb||+/- 0.5 lb|
|over ~20 lb||+/- 1 lb|
- An item with a Selected Weight of ~1.5 lb could weigh as much as 1.6 lb or as little as 1.4 lb
- An item with a Selected Weight of ~3 lb could weigh as much as 3.25 lb or as little as 2.75 lb
We keep the ranges as small as practically possible to minimize the variation you might receive. Sometimes you will receive a bit more than the listed weight, and sometimes a bit less. Our customers find that on average they receive what they are expecting. But if you find that your actual weights in an order are all below the listed average, please snap a picture of the weight labels and send it over to us, and we'll be happy to make things right.