I have not seen this anywhere and I would like an answer quick so I can get a rub on the brisket. I posted this question in a different thread but want to put it back out in front of everyone. sorry for the repeat. Ok people. I need your assistance. This brisket is a big ol chunka meat. My brinkman verticle may not have the shelf space to hold the entire thing. Is there any detrimental effect if I slice it in half? I will try to keep a similar thickness in both pieces of meat so that the individual pieces cook in a similar time. Also does cutting it down to 2 smaller pieces have an effect on cooking time?