It has been awhile since I have posted but I have a big task for this Saturday. I am having a house warming party at our new house and I am attempting a pork shoulder and brisket double smoke using the BGE grill extender.
I have done both pork shoulders and briskets individually, but have never attempted both at the same time. When I bought my egg, the sales person showed me pics of him using the grill extender to do multiple pieces of meat on his egg. I have purchased a DigiQ DX and will be using it for this attempt. I know from past experience that an 8lbs pork shoulder typically takes about 13.75 to 14 hours, the 8lbs brisket was about 8 to 9 hours for a thin brisket.
My question is, should I allow a lot of extra time for the smoke since I am doing 2 pieces of meat? I assume that my new DigiQ will keep the 225 temp that I am looking for, but I am not sure if the time that I am allowing will be enough. Below is the time I am planning on.
-Party start time 6:30pm Saturday
-Pork shoulder start time 3am Saturday morning, allowing for a 13 to 14 hour cook and than a 1 to 2 hour rest in foil.
-Brisket start time 6am to 7am on grill extender above pork shoulder. Allowing for an 8 to 10 hour cook and than a 1 to 2 hour rest in foil.
-Carving both around 7pm.
I have considered setting the DigiQ at 250 rather than 225 since I am doing a double smoke. If anyone has experience doing multiple smokes on their egg, please send me any advice or comments.
Thanks & happy smoking/grilling!