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Help with adjustable rig setup: brisket + 2 butts

egginatoregginator Posts: 569
edited 3:52PM in EggHead Forum
Tonight I am cooking a large packer brisket and 2 butts. I don't know how to arrange them on my egg. I have a plate setter, a 16 inch drip pan, an ajustable rig, spider, woo ring and a pizza stone. I was thinking (from bottom up) inverted spider, drip pan, grid, brisket, grid, butts, but do I need the pizza stone under the drip pan? If so, I would have to stack (from bottom up) a grid, stone, spacers, drip pan, grid, brisket grid, butts.

The 16" drip pan does not fit in the inverted place setter, but I could stack plate setter, spacers, some other drip pan, grid, brisket, spacers cut from fire bricks, grid and butts.

Confused by too many choices in Allen,




  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    Sounds like you have a good plan there. If you want to be safe then put the stone under the pan but elevate the drip pan with something, even some aluminum foil rolled into a 'rope' would work.

    As I recall from past posts the folks put the butts over the brisket.

    I am sure some others will jump in.

    Good cook'n.

  • JeffersonianJeffersonian Posts: 4,244
    I think you're on the right path, Ed. If the packer is larger than the stone/drip pan, I might consider putting it on top instead of the butts, since the butts should fit within the diameter of the stone. I'd think about doing this:


    18" Grid

    18" Grid
    Drip Pan
    Pizza Stone
  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    I set it up like Jeffersonian, except I always cook butts over the brisket.

    From bottom up:

    Pizza Stone
    Drip Pan
    Brisket on bottom setting of the rig
    Butts on regular grid on the top of the rig
  • JeffersonianJeffersonian Posts: 4,244
    The idea of two butts dripping lovely pork fat all over a packer for hours on end does sound yummy, doesn't it?
  • egginatoregginator Posts: 569
    Thanks. Egg is burning nicely with pecan and oak. Going with the spider, stone, drip pan, grid, brisket, grid, butts from bottom to top.

    Learned that two et-73 receivers work with a single sending unit. (just in case you left your et 73 in the rain one week)


    ps - have pictures, but having picture problems
  • JeffersonianJeffersonian Posts: 4,244
    I think that will give you great results. Post pics!
  • EggSimonEggSimon Posts: 422
    I think ya´re on the right way.

    But why the spider inverted ?

    I used it always facing to the bottom. Provides more "free air" under the first grid, and provides an over all smoke penetration, also of the lowest meat.
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