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Fiitting Brisket onto a Medium

Stopped by Wally World today to check out the briskets and they were huge, don't think they'd fit on my Medium.  Any suggestions or will I have to search for a "small" brisket?  Thanks!


  • chad408chad408 Posts: 140
    Cut it in half

  • vidalia1vidalia1 Posts: 7,091
    I have used a big ball of HDAF or a fire brick or something to lay the brisket over so it will fit. Be creative....
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 18,014
    draped over a rib rack and if still to big line the sides of the egg with foil and just scrunch it in, it will shrink as it cooks. just make sure theres room for airflow on the two sides. put the thick end towards the hinge as its usually hotter there and the thicker end can take more heat
  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 7,576
    Check out this post:

    @R2egg2q used an inverted bowl to drape a brisket over on the small. 

    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • victimvictim Posts: 23
    I cooked a 17 lb brisket on a medium. It was a shoehorn no doubt, but came out great. Don't under estimate these smaller sized cookers!
  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 4,386
    Don't take this the wrong way, but how is a brisket from wal mart anyway?? I've always just passed on them cause other meat quality is terrible.


  • If they are the excel brand briskets at walmart they are select or lower grade. I cooked several of them, some very good and some not so much. They are 2.59/lb here at wally world and a local butcher has choice grade for 2.79/lb.(last time he charged me 2.29/lb)....The choice briskets seem to be much more consistant for me. FWIW
  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 4,386
    My Walmart has excel


  • brycosbrycos Posts: 137
    I just picked a 10 lb excel USDA choice for $2.58/lb @ Walmart. Cooking it tomorrow.
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