Originally Posted by Cheryl J
Addie, I think you're referring to a corned beef brisket. Not the same thing that powerplant is talking about. I've never heard of boiling a beef brisket, unless it was corned beef.
Speaking of which, several years ago I quit simmering corned beef brisket on the stovetop, and now I either slow roast them in the Nesco or in the oven. I think they're a LOT more flavorful that way than immersing them in water. JMHO.
The average New Englander cooks a corned brisket. When I looked at the corn briskets in Georgia supermarket, I would have had to buy six to feed the crowd. So I got a fresh brisket. And it was huge. And simmering corned briskets also can cause excessive shrinkage.