Sam's Club had a sale on large briskets for 0.89/lb. They looked to good to pass up, so I am planning to smoke one today. My main concern is the thickness of this briket. At one end it is 4.5 inches thick, the other end is 1.25 inches thick. Should I cut this brisket in two pieces and smoke them seperately, or can I smoke them together on a two rack system with the thinnest piece on the top rack? In addition all I have in house is a 20 lbs of Blackwood mequite lump. Will this burn too fast and too hot?
Thanks for any advise.