If Burnt Ends are desired, then follow the steps below to make the Burnt Ends:
After brisket has been removed from its rest, locate the beginning of the “brisket point” membrane on the side of the brisket that has the “hump”.
Note: the membrane will begin where the brisket begins to elevate above the “flat”. It is a somewhat diagonal membrane that descends to the point end of the brisket.
With a sharp filet style knife, remove the “point” or cap of the brisket from the flat area.
Slice the point of the brisket into 1” wide strips, slicing across the grain of the meat.
Cube the 1” wide slices in approximately 1” square cubes.
Place all of the cubed brisket in a pan.
Add a ¼ to ½ cup of the brisket juice to the cubes in the pan/casserole dish, folding all of them into the brisket juice.
Optional: lightly dab BBQ sauce on the cubes.
Place the cubed brisket in the pan back on the appliance and smoke for 90 minutes, occasionally stirring the cubes to prevent burning.
When cubes are “crisp” but yet still moist, remove from appliance.
Burnt Ends are ready to serve.