Over the years, I developed this corned beef recipe for sandwiches. If I'm making it for a party, I make 3-4 briskets because it's always the first thing to go. Don't be afraid of the amount of garlic--no one has ever complained that it's too garlicky. It can also be used to make the traditional corned beef & cabbage meal by removing the beef once it's fully cooked and adding cabbage, carrots, potatoes, etc. to the cooking liquid--only adds about 30 more minutes to the cooking time.