Originally Posted by Love2<º((((><
Are the drippings from the meat on the top grate getting on the meat of the lower grate ever an issue?
Not ususally, but you gotta use some common sense. I do a pork butt on top of a brisket and think the pork fat keeps the brisket moist. But don't put a turkey on top of a brisket.
Originally Posted by "Love2<º((((><":3kv1iim4
When you smoke just one piece of meat, do you use top or bottom grate?
Top. It's easier to tend.
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I agree with Griff, partially. Depending on when you put the turkey over the brisket it could or could not be okay. Basically as long as the turkey is completely cooked, anything under it will be okay because if the turkey is done, so are the juices that dripped off of it. Now, if you put a turkey over a brisket and the brisket finished before the turkey, then the brisket is not going to be safe to eat. Bottom line though is like Griff said, use common sense and you'll be okay.