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Old 10-13-2005, 02:21 PM   #1
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Problem: I brought home a 11 lb brisket (whole packer) It is approx 2 inches longer than my 15 in grill grate. I can't imagine how I'd cut 2 inches of this thing without ruining it. I've heard you can "fold" it under until it cooks itself smaller. Also hard to imagine while its still in the cryovac. Advice please. Oh, you might be tempted by the obvious "next time bring a tape measure" suggestion. I already know that.
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Old 10-13-2005, 02:24 PM   #2
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It can be done.

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Or some fold the thin end under.. As it shrinks, you should be ok.
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Problem: I brought home a 11 lb brisket (whole packer) It is approx 2 inches longer than my 15 in grill grate. I can't imagine how I'd cut 2 inches of this thing without ruining it. I've heard you can "fold" it under until it cooks itself smaller. Also hard to imagine while its still in the cryovac. Advice please. Oh, you might be tempted by the obvious "next time bring a tape measure" suggestion. I already know that.
AB, you can do it either way. Both ways turn out great. I've started separating my briskets prior to cooking lately and perfer the results. Here's an example of both to help you decide. Good luck!

Separated Brisket
Sliced Flat
Folded Brisket
Folded Brisket after shrinkage
Sliced Folded Brisket
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Old 10-13-2005, 05:43 PM   #4
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As it shrinks, you should be ok.
There's SHRINKAGE?!?!?!?!
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As it shrinks, you should be ok.
There's SHRINKAGE?!?!?!?!
Yeah, like when you put it in cold water... 8-[ 8-[ 8-[
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Larry... You forgot to show the "FOILED" brisket picture.

You big cheater. #-o =D>
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Per usual, the BBQ-4-U A-team comes through. The brisket goes on "folded" Friday night at 11:00PM without fear. Thanks!
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Old 10-13-2005, 06:15 PM   #8
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AB, the big briskets that I have done, I folded. Mine actually unfolded on its own as it shrunk.
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Per usual, the BBQ-4-U A-team comes through. The brisket goes on "folded" Friday night at 11:00PM without fear. Thanks!
What was the Dizzy Pig site you were refering to...?
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Per usual, the BBQ-4-U A-team comes through. The brisket goes on "folded" Friday night at 11:00PM without fear. Thanks!
What was the Dizzy Pig site you were refering to...?

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