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Huge Brisket

TN2TXTN2TX Posts: 291
We are hosting a party this weekend and I let the wife pickup the brisket from Costco. I told her I needed a 14lb bc that typically fits in the large bge. She brought home a 20lb and it’s about 3inches longer than the dome itself. Have y’all encountered this issue and what did you do to solve? Thought about draping it over something like a couple bricks. 
Dallas, TX

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  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 7,780
    edited June 11
    Yes ,Put a brick under it, after it shrinks remove the brick 
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  • TN2TXTN2TX Posts: 291
    Ok. Thank you. 
    Dallas, TX
  • 4TheGrillOfIt4TheGrillOfIt Posts: 232
    Sounds like a good reason to buy an XL!  🙃
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  • buzd504buzd504 Posts: 3,481
    lkapigian said:
    Yes ,Put a brick under it, after it shrinks remove the brick 

    This works perfectly.
    NOLA
  • TN2TXTN2TX Posts: 291
    Sounds like a good reason to buy an XL!  🙃
    Absolutely!
    Dallas, TX
  • saluki2007saluki2007 Posts: 5,494
    Bricks work so does inverting the V-rack if you have one. 
    Large and Small BGE
    Morton, IL

  • Tip2TipTip2Tip Posts: 40
    edited June 11
    Thankfully I've never had that problem of my wife bringing home a piece of meat that's bigger and longer than what I was used to handling myself.    
    California
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 23,608
    TN2TX - just sent you a PM with some brisket info that may help you out.  Enjoy the cook.  
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  • TN2TXTN2TX Posts: 291
    Tip2Tip said:
    Thankfully I've never had that problem of my wife bringing home a piece of meat that's bigger and longer than what I was used to handling myself.    
    Oh wow. You must handle a lot of meat. Does she bring home lots for you to compare? 
    Dallas, TX
  • TN2TXTN2TX Posts: 291
    lousubcap said:
    TN2TX - just sent you a PM with some brisket info that may help you out.  Enjoy the cook.  
    Thank you sir. That is a similar process to my cooking process. 
    Dallas, TX
  • Sounds like a good reason to buy an XL!  🙃
    And the rationale is fool proof…. “But honey, how can I cook these massive briskets you’re buying on such a puny Egg?!”
  • 4TheGrillOfIt4TheGrillOfIt Posts: 232
    Sounds like a good reason to buy an XL!  🙃
    And the rationale is fool proof…. “But honey, how can I cook these massive briskets you’re buying on such a puny Egg?!”
    This argument worked both ways for me.  I started with a large and said, “it would be nice to have a small when all I’m doing is throwing on a couple of steaks, chops, fish, etc…” Then at the holidays, “Sure would be nice to have an XL for a bigger turkey, brisket, 7 bone prime rib…”
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  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 10,842
    Can also cut off part of the thinner flat and grind for sliders or tacos.
    Ground brisket is fantastic.
    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • Tip2TipTip2Tip Posts: 40
    TN2TX said:
    Tip2Tip said:
    Thankfully I've never had that problem of my wife bringing home a piece of meat that's bigger and longer than what I was used to handling myself.    
    Oh wow. You must handle a lot of meat. Does she bring home lots for you to compare? 
    No she seems very happy handling my meat as well.  
    California
  • TN2TXTN2TX Posts: 291
    @4TheGrillOfIt I’m convinced the XL and Mini is the perfect combo. 
    Dallas, TX
  • loco_engrloco_engr Posts: 4,726
    maybe trim off the point???
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  • dmouratidmourati Posts: 1,012
    I stack up some pieces of smoking wood in the center of the grid and drape the brisket over them. Remove after the brisket shrinks down.

    My last cook was a 17lb'er and it was a little tight. You can make things a bit easier the lower down into the egg you set up your grid.

    One other idea, trim a bit of flat.
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 36,852
    Photo Egg said:
    Can also cut off part of the thinner flat and grind for sliders or tacos.
    Ground brisket is fantastic.
    Yes, I had a 21 pounder last round.  A bit of circumcision and the brick were needed.
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