Size of brisket?

Discussion in 'Beef' started by coz, Jan 5, 2007.

  1. coz

    coz Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    As we were dicussing building a small smoker at work we ran into a size argument and I thought I would ask .What is an average length os a brisket.How about a rack of ribs.One of the guys and I are going to try building a couple small charcoal smokers and I wanted to be able to do a brisket or a full rack.Not sure what I need for rack length?THanks
     
  2. ultramag

    ultramag SMF Events Planning Committee

    Absolutely no shorter than 2' if you want to keep them in one piece.
     
  3. zardnok

    zardnok Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    24" is probably good for 80% of the briskets out there, but try for 30" just in case. You will appreciate the extra space when you have it and miss it if you don't!
     
  4. cheech

    cheech Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    You can never go too small
     
  5. zardnok

    zardnok Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    Too small or to big??
     
  6. ultramag

    ultramag SMF Events Planning Committee

    Surely he meant big. I agree with the above as well Coz. I consider the 2 foot absolutely minimum unless you want to cut up or roll up ribs which I wouldn't want to do. My GOSM is 24" and I would love to have even that extra 6" as was talked about at least 50% if not more of the time.
     
  7. coz

    coz Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    Well I guess after figuring the amount of work I may as well build the full size unit.We were discussing making a couple copies of Stumps type smokers.The one guy wanted a smaller version and I thought that a mini version would be cool but we will see wher it goes.
     

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