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Offline kleen2000

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1st time brisket, along with pork butt
« on: December 23, 2009, 06:12:19 am »
Doing my first brisket tonight for a Christmas Eve dinner. I've spent ALOT of time reading the information on here (thanks Pachanga) and feel like I've got a pretty good grasp on it.

Will be cooking it at the same time as a pork butt. My question is the placement in the Bradley. My thought is to put the brisket on second rack, butt on the third rack. That sound right? Should I do them reversed?

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Re: 1st time brisket, along with pork butt
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2009, 06:17:27 am »
I would probably put the butt under the brisket, since it has more mass.
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Re: 1st time brisket, along with pork butt
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2009, 08:35:13 am »
Kleen2000,

I hope your smoke turns out great and some of what I have shared contributes to the success.

I do not disagree with FlBentRider.  His logic of the larger mass on the bottom is sound.  The Butt is more forgiving than brisket and it will protect the underside.  I do not think the flavor of the butt will be hurt by the brisket drippings.  It may be a little different (or maybe not) but may be the best you've ever eaten.

I will look forward to hearing your results.

Good luck and slow smoking,

Pachanga