A full “packer” brisket consists of two muscles: the flat and the point. The flat is the leaner of the two, and the cut from which we get brisket slices. The point is much fattier and provides us the succulent, delicious, fatty BBQ wonder that is burnt ends. Looking at the thick veins of fat that run through point meat, it’s not a stretch to compare the point to the Boston Butt from a pork shoulder. This, of course, begs the question, “can I burnt ends a pork shoulder?” Yes. Yes you can.