"flat" vs round corned beef brisket

What is the difference and which one is better? Any brands you like

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SallyBroff March 10, 2012
Be careful that you are buying brisket corned beef. Sometimes they corn the round, which is terrible.
 
inpatskitchen March 10, 2012
I like the round cut often called the "point". It's not as lean as a flat but has so much flavor. We have a local purveyor here in SE Michigan, Wigley's - best corned beef I've ever made!
 
lapadia March 10, 2012
Also found on the Hotline, re: your question...from last year:

http://www.food52.com/hotline/4126-i-have-a-question-about-corned-beef
 
ChefOno March 9, 2012
To be clear, the fat I'm referring to is internal marbling. Both cuts should have a substantial fat cap which should remain on during cooking. After that, any way you slice it, it will be delicious.

 
Mr_Vittles March 9, 2012
Brands? Find your local butcher.
 
allans March 9, 2012
I also like the "flat cut" much better flavor!
 

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ChefOno March 9, 2012
Point half = point cut = thick cut

Flat half = flat cut = first cut Less fatty so it's the most popular. Big mistake if you ask me. Fat = flavor!
 
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