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Another Brisket Question - Pan or Not?

QDudeQDude Posts: 666
The few briskets that I have done were just done indirect with a drip pan to catch the fat.  Would I be better off still cooking indirect but putting the brisket in a foil pan to catch the drippings?  Thanks for your advice!

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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 16,190
    I would go with the drip pan below the brisket (on the platesetter/heat deflector-with an air gap between pan and platesetter) if not doing braise aka "the travis method".  I think you will get better air flow with the brisket above the pan and thus better smoking/cooking of the meat.  But just and opinion and we all know what those are worth.  Regardless, I'm sure it will turn out great.
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