Beef Brisket, Flat
The brisket is made up of two different muscles: the flat and the point. These are well-exercised muscles that carry a great deal of the animal’s weight and have a lot of connective tissue, which means that the correct cooking method is required to make a brisket tender.
The flat cut, also known as "first cut", has the deckle removed, which makes it leaner and causes it to lay flat. Carman Ranch brisket flats are approximately 3 pounds.