typical brisket dimensions

Discussion in 'Beef' started by gotbags-10, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. gotbags-10

    gotbags-10 Smoke Blower

    Sorry not sure if this should go here or in the build section but anyways. I can't smoke full packers, i only have a small electric smoker so i've just been smoking flats. Well i want a bigger smoker anyways and am wanting to build one that will fit a packer so I'm wondering what a typical brisket's size is? My thinking for my grates was possibly 13" deep by 20" wide. Would this fit most packers?
     
  2. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Most of the full packer briskets I buy (approx. 13-15 lbs.) just fit nicely on a Weber 22.5" grill. So I would make your smoke rack more like 25" wide x 15" to 20" deep.
     
  3. gotbags-10

    gotbags-10 Smoke Blower

    thanks for the info. I'll probably go with 23x 15 then. Keep in mind that I'm only trying to fit one brisket on a rack and also to keep my overall dimensions as small as possible.
     

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