This is for a smoker. If yours burns wood, just ignore the smoke wood suggestions. I used a charcoal smoker and a water pan. The cut of meat is a whole beef brisket which includes the brisket "flat" and the "point." It's also called a packer brisket. You can of course, just cook brisket flats which are more available and skip the burnt ends which I make with the point. Burnt ends have crunchy exteriors and are popular in Kansas City and parts of Texas.