BBQ this Saturday for a Newbie

Discussion in 'Catering & Large Group Gatherings' started by davewilliamt, May 21, 2008.

  1. davewilliamt

    davewilliamt Newbie

    I plan on doing a variety of meats.

    1 turkey breast roughly 5 pounds or so

    1-2 slab of beef ribs Probably just 1 with a few extra bones thrown in

    1 Brisket 4-5 pounds

    I have a chargriller with the side car. Do you think I can fit all this meat on the grill? Also, will it be OK to cook all the food at the same temps? I figure about 225 or so should do it.

    I know it won't be perfect, but I was hoping to feed a variety of taste buds.

    Thanks for the help!
  2. jbchoice1

    jbchoice1 Smoking Fanatic

    you'll need to be rotating, and watch the stuff closest to the fire box. if you can stack your ribs on their sides, you should be able to fit it all. but there won't be room for abt's
  3. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    The brisket will need to go on first. You might go 10 hours with that puppy....Ribs are gonna be around 6. Breast should be last on. I dunno about the room ya got... Consider doing the brisket now...errr tomarrow, foiling and re-heating in the oven to finish. Tha's gonna be your biggest varible.
  4. jbchoice1

    jbchoice1 Smoking Fanatic

    what rich said
  5. davewilliamt

    davewilliamt Newbie

    According to the specs it has 800 inches of cooking space,

    Re: putting the ribs on their side...I heard this helps the fat drain off does anyone have thoughts on this?
  6. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Seems not to hurt them... not much fat will pool on them you smoke them bone side down if not standing.
  7. davewilliamt

    davewilliamt Newbie

    Right, I did not turn my ribs when I last smoked.
    How about the brisket I hear turn once half way through
    Same for the Turkey breast, then the last hour bast both sides with 30minutes on each
  8. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Can of worms there on the brisket. I don't usually flip mine. But I have really not noticed any difference if I do. If it's really a fatty one, I might turn the fat down half way thru and let some cook off.

    The turkey... Hmm I guess I never move that. Bone side down and mop as you said.

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