We were looking for a leaner and less expensive alternative to brisket. Deckel was recommended by a local butcher. In fact, we were looking for a seasoned corned beef, when the Deckel was offered. Once we tried it, we were hooked. It tastes as good as brisket and does not need any special handling or preparation. We season it like brisket and cook it the same way. A 3+ pound Deckel yields generous servings for two good, adult eaters for Shabbat supper and leaves about 1/3 for slicing for sandwiches during the week. Betayavon!