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Drip pan veggies

I plan to smoke a 7lb brisket on Saturday.  I recently created an upper grid using 6" stainless bolts and a 22" Weber grid for my LGE.  This means that I can put the drip pan at the height of the regular grid.

I want to put some potatoes, carrots, broccoli and maybe some sweet potatoes in the drip pan to cook.  If I smoke the brisket at 250-275, would I put my veggies in the drip pan at the start of the smoke or would I put them in later?  I plan to quarter the yellow potatoes and split the baby carrots in half.


  • DMWDMW Posts: 12,507
    Later, I would guesstimate around 2-3 hours for the veggies at those temps. I haven't done that with brisket, but sounds good. I do it with spatchcock chicken all the time and about 1 hour at 375-400 works well.
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  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 8,056
    I would wait later as well. Just curious as to how much the brisket will be dripping that far along in the cook. You may have to add some stock to your pan to keep veggies from drying out.


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