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Old 11-12-2011, 07:05 AM   #1
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I bought a packer and it is too large for my smoker. Can I drape it over an inverted aluminum pan? Any other suggestions? How much should it shrink and then do I pull the pan? Yea, small smoker not huge packer. Thanks.
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Old 11-12-2011, 08:09 AM   #2
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Yep. Drape it over something. I've used a stainless steel mixing bowl. A rib rack works, too. It will shrink a fair amount. Remove the pan/bowl/rib rack once it looks like the packer has shrunk enough to fit.

You could also separate the point and flat and it may fit better, but I prefer to cook a packer whole.
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Yes anything except aluminum.
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I have tucked the flat under itself creating a hump in the middle. Just get it in there man. Good luck.

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Old 11-12-2011, 09:25 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by captndan View Post
Yes anything except aluminum.

Why not aluminum Captndan?
I used a crushed up half foil pan and the brisket turned out fine.
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Old 11-12-2011, 09:29 AM   #6
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Draping works out nicely.

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Old 11-12-2011, 09:32 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by bbqbull View Post
Why not aluminum Captndan?
I used a crushed up half foil pan and the brisket turned out fine.

Yea, I have been cooking for years in Aluminum pans. Oh that explains my problem
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