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Cooking a brisket that is too big in my large
I picked up a brisket tonight at Costco. I wasn't thinking and picked one up that is way too big for my egg (14.5 pounds). It does not fit in there lying flat so I was thinking about curving it on a roasting rack that I own. That allows it to still fit but barely, and the brisket pretty much touches the ceramic on both ends. I think that this is probably fine, has anyone had any bad experiences having to cook like this?
I've also never cooked a brisket this large. I need to have it ready by 8pm on Saturday. If I put it in a midnight would that give it plenty of time? My gut tells me yes (Ive read it takes 1 to 1 1/2 hour per pound). Though it makes me nervous b/c the last time I cooked for a dinner party my pork butt too WAY too long and I had to rush it at 400 degrees foil wrapped in the oven (which totally ruined it).