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How many Briskets on XL?

How many packer trimmed briskets will fit on an XL grill?  One or two?

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  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,652
    edited December 2012
    I've done two 12 lb on the stock grid. Might be able to go a little larger but don't think much more on one grid unless you get creative and tilt them on something like an inverted V rack.
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  • tjvtjv Posts: 3,357
    you can get two packers on two levels.  best to set them with point at opposite ends.  see pic.  I rotate them depending on how the lump is burning, prefer not to have them directly over hot spots. 

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    www.ceramicgrillstore.com ACGP, Inc.
  • Thanks!
  • DonWWDonWW Posts: 264
    tjv said:
    I rotate them depending on how the lump is burning, prefer not to have them directly over hot spots.
    Are you cooking direct or indirect? The platesetter will eliminate most issues related to hot spots.
    XL BGE.  Dallas, Texas.
  • tjvtjv Posts: 3,357
    DonWW said:
    tjv said:
    I rotate them depending on how the lump is burning, prefer not to have them directly over hot spots.
    Are you cooking direct or indirect? The platesetter will eliminate most issues related to hot spots.

    I am cooking indirect.  Depending on how/where the lump burns, hot spots can occur, especially at the back of the egg.  The grid surface is 24 wide.  At best, brisket is 12 wide, so it's generally easy to rotate the brisket ends away from the hot spots.

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    www.ceramicgrillstore.com ACGP, Inc.
  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,652
    If you have a 2nd grid, you can definitely cook 2 large packers.
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    I've done 2 packers & 2 butts on 2 tiers no problem: Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos
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  • LitLit Posts: 4,105
    My XL adjustable rig/woo combo is sitting under the tree so I will have to get back to you. I have been using my large adjustable rig in my XL though and am pretty sure I could get 3 in there. My XL is the new version fire ring with the slots in it for the plate setter to fit down into and those couple inches help with space.
  • I could Cook two with with my extender, I like to keep it simple. With one Ican count on a consistant outcome,
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  • MaskedMarvelMaskedMarvel Posts: 1,363
    edited December 2012
    Two 16 lbs packer on a Large, with just fire bricks and an old v-rack...


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