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breeves85

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Snake method
« on: September 05, 2020, 05:29:30 AM »
Good morning from iowa
I have a full 14 lb brisket. I am going to attempt to smoke this on Sunday for my family. Any ideas how I should go about this? I've only ever smoked a flat on my kettle with indirect heat. Is it possible to smoke this full 14 lbs on one kettle? Thoughts on the snake method? Or is indirect heat my way to go? I have also thought about cutting id in half and firing up both my kettles.

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Foster Dahlet

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Re: Snake method
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2020, 08:56:28 AM »
Snake method will work well on a brisket...so will modified minion method.  It depends in what method you are most comfortable using, but yes, you can do a full packer without cutting the brisket in 1/2 and using 2 grills.

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steven-o

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Snake method
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2020, 09:26:56 AM »
I do the snake method. I do 4 rows 2x2 stacked like dominos about 7/8 around the bowl. That will last me about 9 hours before I have to refill charcoal.
  I prefer pecan wood chunks and I use a water bowl and a BGE round tin for a heat diffuser. I put the tin on a cooking grate and put another grate on top.
  I usually try for 250 with the bottom vent cracked and the top wide open. It usually runs 220-275. I dont care on the temp swing. Ive done a 17lb brisket no problem. I usually try for a 15lb and the take 10-16hours. I tried to be done by 1:00 pm and put it in a cooler to rest. You can rest them in a cooler a long time.
  See the attached brisket and pork belly burnt ends for how I set up. And the bowl is filled 3/4 full of hot water for briskets.









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steven-o

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Re: Snake method
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2020, 04:59:05 PM »
Good morning from iowa
I have a full 14 lb brisket. I am going to attempt to smoke this on Sunday for my family. Any ideas how I should go about this? I've only ever smoked a flat on my kettle with indirect heat. Is it possible to smoke this full 14 lbs on one kettle? Thoughts on the snake method? Or is indirect heat my way to go? I have also thought about cutting id in half and firing up both my kettles.

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Well??? How did it turn out?


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AZ2FL

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Re: Snake method
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2020, 07:25:49 PM »
@steven-o
Brisket and pork belly look grate!