Meat Loaf smoking question

Discussion in 'Beef' started by tedlnancy, Jan 25, 2016.

  1. This Saturday, I plan to smoke meatloaf for the first time.  Here is my potential problem.  I have an electric Brinkman smoker.  The grill racks are small, round and have a lot of space between the rows on the rack.  I am afraid that the meat will fall between the cracks while it is cooking.  I don't have a Bradley rack and won't have a chance to get one before this weekend.

    Would it work if I took a disposable aluminum pan and punched holes in the bottom of it to allow the juices to drip into the water pan?  I have even thought about cutting the sides off of the pan to allow smoke to circulate better.  I really just want aluminum under the meat to keep it together.  I thought punching holes might all little smoke to get to the bottom of the loaf and allow the juices to drain away.

    Is this a good idea?  Thanks for any thoughts or suggestions.
     
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2016
  2. That should work.  I have plenty of heavy duty foil.  Did you double it up?
     
  3. smokin phil

    smokin phil Smoking Fanatic

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    Last edited: Jul 22, 2016
  4. No just put the loaf in there & rolled the edges up single layer, just have to support the bottom when putting it in or taking it out off the smoker
     
  5. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  6. Wow, the bacon weave looks like a delicious option.  Since the kids are away at school and it's only my wife and me, I divided the 4 lbs of meat into 3 small loaves.  I think I will try the bacon weave on at least one of them.  I just bought a 3 lb package of bacon at GFS and this would be a great use for it.  Thanks for the suggestion. 

    I have a metal grill pan with holes that I use for roasting veggies or grilling fish, but it is too big to fit in the smoker.
     
  7. smokin phil

    smokin phil Smoking Fanatic

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    Last edited: Jul 22, 2016
  8. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    We have a meatloaf pan that has an insert in it, so you can lift the meatloaf out easily.

    I smoke the meatloaf in the pan until it sets up, then take it out & put it on the grate.

    Al
     

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