Hello everyone, So I have an MES30 which I love. I have smoked a few things in it and 1 was a small (6lb) brisket. It turned out great and now I have been nominated to smoke an almost 17lb brisket for Thanksgiving this week. I will probably trim a bit off but it is still a pretty large brisket. So here is my question... My MES measures 15 inches wall to wall. This packer measures about 17 inches long. Is it ok if I just "stuff" it in the smoker and bend it to fit? Should I bend each end a bit? Bend just the flat end? Just the point end? Is it ok for the brisket to be touching the sides of the smoker? Should I use some twine and tie up both ends to make a "U" shape? Or bite the bullet and cut it in 2 pieces? All advice is welcomed and appreciated. Thank you all for any feedback.