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Is this an okay setup?

EddieK76EddieK76 Posts: 415
edited August 2012 in EggHead Forum
Brisket on the normal grid...I'm then raising a 2nd grid with bricks and while the brisket is on making some MOINK balls and some ABT's....Is the fat dripping down on the brisket okay?  I would assume so but just want to make sure....


  • brycosbrycos Posts: 137
    What ever you do don't cross-contaminate your meats!!!

    Just kidding you'll be fine
  • Outlaw77Outlaw77 Posts: 71
    @EddieK76 just be careful with the cheese from ABT's dripping on the brisket.
  • Hillbilly-HightechHillbilly-Hightech Posts: 966
    edited August 2012
    Extra fat always make for more flavor (just don't tell your arteries) hehehe... 

    And I dunno, Outlaw - maybe the cheese might make an extra flavor profile on the brisket, who knows.  

    heh - reminds me of a failed "egg-speriment" I tried awhile back.  I was cooking chicken, and the GF wanted grilled corn-on-the-cob.  I did a raised 2-tier setup, but I got the (not so) bright idea of putting the corn lower, and the chicken higher.  I did that for 2 reasons (usually, I cook my chicken direct on a raised setup anyway, so the chicken was where I wanted it.)  But I also figured the fat dripping from the chicken would drip onto the corn & make for some really great tasting corn.  

    Well, long story short - the fat DID indeed drip onto the corn alright - but then the coals ended up catching the fat on fire, while on the corn... and ummmm, let's just say that all I had left was popcorn!! hehehe... had to throw all the ears away & throw in some microwave veggies real quick as a side... :((

    But other than that, you'll be fine!! :D  
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  • Tin foil wrap the bottom of the second grid. You can even get creative and use the tin foil to funnel your drippings past the brisket. I've done that a few times. A bacon explosion has a ton of drippings but your ABT's prolly won't make enough mess to worry with it building up too far on the tin foil


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