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Fitting a brisket in a MES 30

ImEbee

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The next brisket will be my first attempt and feeling intimidated is putting it lightly! My biggest concern is fitting even the smallest briskets in my MES 30. I don’t see how I can fit a full one in such a narrow space. Is it a bad idea to cut to fit the brisket and if not are there do’s and dont’s with doing that. Or even better tips on getting one to fit whole in my mini fridge of a smoker!

Cheers-Eric
 

smokerjim

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You can cut it or prop up the middle of the brisket with a can or something which will pull the edges of brisket in
 

mike243

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how about hanging it? it's taller than it is wide put the top rack in and make some hooks , attach it with more than 1 so it don't get tender and pull loose, have read that can be ugly .
 

chopsaw

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We had this discussion a couple years ago . This thread may help .
 

Bearcarver

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I had this problem back in the year 2010.
It's a 3 step process:
Step #1--- cut Brisket in half to Fit in my MES 30.
Step #2---Buy MES 40 for next time.
Step #3---Sell MES 30.

Bear
 

thirdeye

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You can cut it or prop up the middle of the brisket with a can or something which will pull the edges of brisket in
About 15 years ago I told a guy online "put a beer can underneath it and after it shrinks a little it will fit just fine on the grate". A couple of days later he replied "... hey that worked just fine, but next time I'll use an empty can". :emoji_laughing:
 

schlotz

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Use one brick (or stack two) wrapped with foil then lay the brisket over them.
 

ImEbee

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Thanks for the ideas, (Bear may be the leader in the clubhouse 😂) that should get me started. Now I have one less excuse to get my first one on!
 

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