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Offline isslandboy

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Brisket too long for rack
« on: October 01, 2015, 12:56:53 am »
Hey Folks,

I'm new to the smoker scene and am wanting to do a brisket, problem is it is too long for the rack.  Anyone ever cut to fit and then tie the thin ends together.

Thanks, Greg

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Re: Brisket too long for rack
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2015, 02:05:12 am »
Hi Greg;

Welcome to the forum.

The below link is one solution. Just make sure the brisket doesn't touch the sides or back of the cabinet.
Brisket Too Large?

Other options; if it is not too much longer than the rack, you can cut off a piece of the thin end of the flat. You use the cut off piece as stew meat, or if you have a grinder you can add that too some chuck, for hamburger or meatloaf. As mentioned in the link above, some have separated the point from the flat, and cooked them on different racks, with the point above the flat.


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Offline Shuswap

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Re: Brisket too long for rack
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2015, 07:18:41 am »
Greg, I used the technique shown in the link Hab has provided and it works.

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Re: Brisket too long for rack
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2018, 02:19:58 pm »
Hi Greg;

Welcome to the forum.

The below link is one solution. Just make sure the brisket doesn't touch the sides or back of the cabinet.
Brisket Too Large?

Other options; if it is not too much longer than the rack, you can cut off a piece of the thin end of the flat. You use the cut off piece as stew meat, or if you have a grinder you can add that too some chuck, for hamburger or meatloaf. As mentioned in the link above, some have separated the point from the flat, and cooked them on different racks, with the point above the flat.
The link did not work for me. What did they do?

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Re: Brisket too long for rack
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2018, 02:26:01 pm »
Hello and welcome to the Forum :)

Offline TedEbear

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Re: Brisket too long for rack
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2018, 04:05:06 pm »
The link did not work for me. What did they do?

Try this one:  So Your Brisket Doesn't Fit - Solution Here

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Re: Brisket too long for rack
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2018, 12:34:55 pm »
Thanks guys. Going to try this Monday for a birthday on Tuesday.

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Re: Brisket too long for rack
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2018, 07:09:01 am »
Make certain that your brisket does not come in contact with the side or back walls of the tower.  If it does, it greatly increases the risk of a grease fire.

Offline JohnM70

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Re: Brisket too long for rack
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2018, 01:52:20 pm »
Make certain that your brisket does not come in contact with the side or back walls of the tower.  If it does, it greatly increases the risk of a grease fire.

I can attest to what KyNola has said. If you look up my login name you will see the results of the meat touching the back of the oven. Thank you, thank you, Bradley.
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