Brisket too big for mes30

Discussion in 'Beef' started by wild west, May 24, 2016.

  1. Hey everyone. Just bought my first packer. 11 lb trimmed up. It wont fit in my mes in one piece. Should i cut it in half. It would be mostly point one half and mostly flat other half. Or should i separate the point from the flat. Either way ill have to use two racks
  2. ibbones

    ibbones Meat Mopper

    I am not telling you to cut it but I will tell you what I have done.  One was a 10+ pounder and the other was just at 11#

    I just folded the top of the flat up against the door/wall as I laid it sideways on the rack.  It shrinks a bit while it cooks and all went good.  I have only cooked two but we were talking about another one this weekend if I can find another ten or eleven pounder.

    I am NOT against cutting but I just wanted to smoke a WHOLE brisket.
  3. Ok thanks. I was thinking of separating them and starting them out on separate racks so they both get good smoke and color then stack them in a foil pan and tent with foil until the flat is done,pull the flat when its tender cube the point and back in the pan for burnt ends.
  4. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Not to be a "Smart-Arse", but I can tell you what I did 6 years ago:

    This won't help you now, but I got an MES 40 with window, remote, all SS, and eventually sold my all black (no window, no remote) MES 30.


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