New Guy from New England

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by guttus, Jun 15, 2016.

  1. guttus

    guttus Newbie

    Hi Everyone,

    My name is Mike and I live in Massachusetts. I bought my first smoker last October and have been smoking ever since. I picked up a MES 30", not the best but a great place to start. I picked up an AMNPS a few weeks back and it has given me the smoke flavor i have been missing. I plan to make the mailbox mod this weekend. So far I have smoked a small brisket, whole chicken, chicken wings, bacon, pork shoulder, pork tenderloin, sausage, burgers, hot dogs, bratwurst and corn on the cob. 

    I do have a question everyone. I plan on smoking a whole brisket this weekend. Gonna start it on friday night around 9PM and smoke it over night. Problem is the size of the brisket. its gonna be too big to fit in my small MES. Should i just cram it in there since it will shrink up over the cook,  should i cut the flat in half and keep the point attached, or should i separate the point from the flat? I want to make burnt ends after the flat is done so i dont wanna mess that up. 

    Thanks everyone!!
  2. uncle eddie

    uncle eddie Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    How much too big?  If it is just a few inches, I would trim off that portion of the flat and have a little fun with smoking that (different rub, faster cook time, wrapping it or not, etc.)  Since the trimmed off portion will cook much faster, pop that puppy in the smoker the next morning or so.

    Good luck!
  3. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Welcome to SMF I have a condo in Attelboro 

    Try laying flat and tie a string around it,making a bow it will flatten as it cooks.

    Post some pics when you do

  4. guttus

    guttus Newbie

    Attleboro, exactly where I am. Gonna give it a shot when i start cooking her on friday. 

  5. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

  6. guttus

    guttus Newbie

    14lbs of beefy goodness. gonna be a tight fit so i may take off a chunk and save it. 
  7. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Welcome to the forum!

    Since your going to make burnt ends.

    I would just go ahead & separate the two & it should shorten the length enough to get them both to fit.

    Last edited: Jun 16, 2016
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