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How big of a brisket on a large?

robnybbqrobnybbq Posts: 1,783
edited September 2012 in EggHead Forum
We are having a birth day party for my son in 2 weeks. ~20 adults. I am guessing a 18-20 lb brisket? Will that fit on a large? If so or not what the biggest hat that will fit?

If it won't fit what can I do to make more food for the party on the egg?

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LBGE, Adjustable Rig, Spider, High-Que grate, maverick ET-732, Thermapen,


Garnerville, NY
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  • 17 is the biggest I've fit lying flat. You could fit a 20 if you lay it over a v-rack. What the hell are they feeding the cows in your area? I haven't seen a 20# brisket in a while

    Butts are great for parties. You can easily feed 20 with 1 good sized but and it stays warm and reheats so much better than brisket. 

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  • SMITTYtheSMOKERSMITTYtheSMOKER Posts: 2,365
    edited September 2012
    I agree with Cen-Tex finding a big ole brisket is harder to do in my neck of the woods than making them fit.  I use a metal bowl on the cooking grid to bend over the large briskets to make them fit. The meat will shrink up in a few hours after cooking.  The largest I've found and cooked were a little over 18lbs on the large BGE.

     

    -SMITTY     

    from SANTA CLARA, CA

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  • I'd do 2 10lbers instead of one 20lber.
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
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  • robnybbqrobnybbq Posts: 1,783
    I have no clue on the brisket sizes but the family is requesting brisket. Will a 15 lb brisket feed 20 adults? Will serve sides of potatoes an beans maybe,

    The pork butt is good but someone coming is allergic to pork (poor soul).

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    Garnerville, NY
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  • 15lb brisket willl feed 20. it will be closer to 9-10lb when done but that's plenty.

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  • robnybbqrobnybbq Posts: 1,783
    Hmm maybe a small butt and a brisket? If the fire is lit why not maximize the cook? :)

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  • robnybbq said:
    Hmm maybe a small butt and a brisket? If the fire is lit why not maximize the cook? :)

    If you have room, go for it. I would let the brisket drip on the butt since you have someone "allergic" to pork. If the butt drips all over your brisket, that person isn't going to able to eat either

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  • Screw size.. Juat put the whole back half of a cow in... Or simply use your spatial reasoning skills
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