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A question of timing?


Master of the Pit
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Joined Mar 6, 2009
Here's my problem

For the Saturday before Easter I have family visiting and would like to do Brisket, ABTs and home made beef and pork sausage.

The Brisket needs to be smoked at 225 - 240 to get them to temp, the sausage will be cured and I would like to smoke it at 125 - 140 for 5 or 6 hours then maybe crank it up and bring to proper internal temps.

Any ideas on  the best way to pull this off with out using two smokers?  Should I precook the sausage Friday planning to reheat in the 240 smoker Saturday.  Just start the briskets at maybe midnight Friday night so they will be ready for noon Saturday?


Precook the briskeys Friday till they get to temp, and just wrap in foil and warm them during the sausage smoke on Saturday. 

Can I cook the sausage for the ABTs in the skillet, stuff and then give them a bit of smoke with the sausage?

I don't want to be up at midnight starting the Lang to finish the briskets early Saturday.

Thanks for any insight



Smoking Guru
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Joined Feb 3, 2009
there's no crime in putting the briskets in an oven for the final few hours to get up to temp. thereby freeing up the smoker for sausage.

EDIT: it's not a crime in NY yet anyways, at least not yet.
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Joined Jun 22, 2009
I think all of your ideas sound good Al, and so does Dan's suggestion. Now you have to choose one. Let us know what you decide.

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