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mplslakes

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Two packer briskets in a model 2?
« on: April 27, 2021, 12:29:59 PM »
Good morning.  Long-time smoker, new to electric.  Anyone done two packer briskets in an SI2?  Have a big family gathering later this summer and will be feeding 28.  Two briskets will do it, but not sure if I can squeeze that into the SI2.  Anyone have experience and tips on that?  Thanks much.

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Re: Two packer briskets in a model 2?
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2021, 09:55:33 PM »
I've not done it, but I did own a #2 for a while and I _think_ it _could_ be done.  :)  Obviously, part of the equation will be just how large the briskets are.  Some briskets could fit on a single shelf diagonally after being trimmed and just barely touch the walls starting out.  Other briskets are much lager.

What some have done here is essentially fold the brisket to make it fit on one shelf.  In this case you'll need to do that on two shelves.  It will definitely be tight in there and you're going to have the bottom brisket pretty close to the heat source.  For sure put the fat cap down on the bottom shelf.  You might also have to rotate the top and bottom at some point to deal with the temperature differential of the bottom one being so close to the heat source.

Are you sure you don't want to use this as the perfect excuse to get the #3?  Your #2 should still have good resale value.  :)
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Re: Two packer briskets in a model 2?
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2021, 12:35:12 PM »
Thanks.  Yes, I think it's probably doable, will learn more as I get more comfortable with the 2.  A larger one would be nice, but we don't have the space for it up at the lake... it's a shared home, and we store some of our stuff we don't want others using in a small storage closet.  Will give it a go later this summer.