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Help with Two Briskets on XL

Will be preparing two briskets for Friday night.  Haven't bought them yet, but they will likely be in the 10-12lb range. I'm hoping I can get them on a single rack. Does anyone know if I can get both of them on a single rack, and was wondering if the time to cook is any different if cooking only one.

Piero from South Etobicoke in Toronto and sometimes Pinellas Park, St.Petersburg, XL-BGE

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  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 2,130
    edited September 2014
    Yes, you should be able to fit both on the single grid. Here's 2 (probably in the 12-13 lb range) on a single 20" grid.
    Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos
    Try to avoid having the ends of them sitting above the direct heat areas where the platesetter or other indirect piece ends.

    I haven't found cooking two to add any substantial time to cook. However, they're both not likely to finish up at the exact same time.
    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs, Humphrey's Weekender, MAK 1-Star General, Hasty Bake Gourmet, Santa Maria Grill, Webers: 18.5" WSM, 22.5" OTG, 22.5" Kettle Premium, WGA Charcoal, Summit S-620 NG

    Bay Area, CA
  • That's great, thanks R2 for your comments.  I've got the summer hockey guys coming over Friday night, and my cigar buddies on Saturday night.  I'll have the same menu for both nights, Brisket, Beans and Beer, so by Saturday, I should be better prepared than on the Friday.  
    Piero from South Etobicoke in Toronto and sometimes Pinellas Park, St.Petersburg, XL-BGE
  • westernbbqwesternbbq Posts: 2,488

    Multibrisket cook is easy on XL ., if you can't stack 'em with a multigrid system, both should be side by side and put foil on the areas that would be exposed to rising direct heat (even if it's from a distance ie. raised up a little).  Also, make sure you have a drip pan with liquid in it.  Put your favorite sweet beer in the pan with some chopped up onions, a few apples and a clove of crushed garlic. 


    1.5 Hrs per lb of the larger brisket and the other will come along for the ride


    Temp at 235F


    Have fun. 

  • cook861cook861 Posts: 872
    having a pre hockey night got love it dont forget the pictures hope you home made beeans for the team 
    Trenton ON 1 mbge for now
  • Thanks westernbbq!  1.5hrs / lb - I'll be up early in the morning to get it started for a 7pm dinner.
    cook861 said:
    having a pre hockey night got love it dont forget the pictures hope you home made beeans for the team

    Our summer hockey ended earlier this month, but the original friday night bbq had to be cancelled due to rain. This Friday's and Saturdays's forecast looks to be great. The beans will be homemade.

    Piero from South Etobicoke in Toronto and sometimes Pinellas Park, St.Petersburg, XL-BGE
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