Brisket too big for the Masterbuilt

Discussion in 'Beef' started by baero, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. baero

    baero Newbie

    Hey guys, my wife just bought home a 15 lbs packer brisket. I was going to smoke one for the first time this weekend. The issue is that the things is too long to fit in the Masterbuilt Electric I have. Can I just cut off a smaller part and freeze that?

    I do not think this should be a problem. Also with my pork butts I rub them the night before, is this the same with a brisket?


  2. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Have no fear, yet ... if you have a foil pan that will fit in your smoker then put the packer in the pan and let it bend up at the ends. It won't hurt it at all.
  3. big game cook

    big game cook Smoking Fanatic

    rub er down. you can let em sit a day or two just like a butt.

    cut it in 1/2 or bend er up. youll just get more bark.[​IMG]
  4. baero

    baero Newbie

    Thanks guys, I will see how close it is with the bend. But will rub it tonight.
  5. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Last time I did a brisket in the Brinkman gasser I did cut it in half. It turned out just fine. That's one reason I built a UDS, more room.
  6. As others have said bend it. I bend my and make a hump in the middle at an angle in my cookshack. Usually by the time I open the door it has shrunk and is sitting flat on the rack. The biggest I have ever done though is 13lbs.
  7. jminion

    jminion Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    Another way to handle it would be to cut the point off the brisket. Cut in the fat between the the flat and point leaving more fat to the flat side. Slide the point down the flat when you place on the grate and it will fit and still get the good effects of cooking a packer.
  8. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I did this on my first one, worked great.
  9. lcruzen

    lcruzen Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    While these all good suggestions the obvious resolution to your problem is a bigger smoker.[​IMG]
  10. fishawn

    fishawn Smoking Fanatic

    I have always just cut them in 1/2 & smoke both 1/2's. They go quick with kids & when 2 of my neighbors smell Hickory, they are over with a beer sniffing around.......Leftovers are seldom available.
  11. jbchoice1

    jbchoice1 Smoking Fanatic

    there's no such thing...

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