Cutting a packer in half for a Masterbuilt

Discussion in 'Beef' started by golfnguitarz, Feb 16, 2008.

  1. Alert! Newbie here, but I have been lurking a bit around here and it seems like a friendly place.

    Ok, I have done some flats on the grill (real slow) with some success and now a co-worker and I have gone and bought some Masterbuilt electric smokers. On the way home, I bought a 10 pound Brisket. Once I unpacked the Masterbuilt, I realized the packer may not fit on one, (could be a stupid question) is it ok to cut the packer in half and use multiple trays in the smoker?

    Thanks for any advice. I have seen some wonderful tips in here already.
  2. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Someone else wanna handle this? I'm getting a rep ;{)
  3. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Richtee, getting a rep?... your mug is on posters! Just jokin' bro.
  4. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    you seperate the point from the should be able to see the seperation point.........its the major fat vein for lack of a better word........i will see i can i find a youtube video of serperating em
  5. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Druther have my posters on mugs...but hey any press is good press eh? ;{)
  6. I found this pic:

    There is an article along with this and the guy says
    something like: the flat is good for slicing and the point is usually shredded for sandwiches. Is that what most people do with the point(instead of slicing it)?
  7. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Dunno 'bout most...but I was happy with the results. Go with it!
  8. lawdog

    lawdog Smoking Fanatic

    I have had great sucess with doing up to 11lb packers on one shelf of MBS, have a smoke planned for the 4th of March includes 4 10 lbers. You kinda have to force them but they come out great.

  9. Wow - 4 10lbsers at a time, impressive. I assume you just kinda stick it in diagonally and curl one end up a bit if you have to? (I am preseasoning the smoker right now, so I can't really try anything).

    Thanks all for the quick responses.

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