question on smoking brisket

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by sam42830, Jul 19, 2013.

  1.   Seeking advice:

    I am doing my first brisket this weekend.  I will be doing in the large WSM.  I will be using Minion Method.  Can someone tell me the # of lit briquettes I need to add to the unlit ones?  Any other advice would be appreciated.


  2. millerk0486

    millerk0486 Meat Mopper

    I would use the same amount you would use for any other large meat, like pork butt. I normally lay a ring of unlit charcoals and then put a full lit chimney in the middle of the ring.
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2013
  3. I fill the ring full of unlit and place half a chimney of lit on top for long cooks. Some folks have a coffee can with both ends cut out and pours the unlit coals around it and the lit in it then removing it with pliers.
  4. pgsmoker64

    pgsmoker64 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    I have begun using the Weber starter blocks on all unlit coals.

    I cut it in half and that seems to be enough to get the fire going.

    Just pop that sucker right in the middle and fire it'll be in business in no time!

    Be sure to post some q-view on that brisket!  Can't wait to see it.

  5. thanks!!  I will post photos.  I will post as I smoke.

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