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View Poll Results: Brisket on WSM: Fat side up or fat side down?
Fat side up 30 32.26%
Fat side down 47 50.54%
I've tried both with equal results 16 17.20%
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Old 02-13-2008, 06:11 PM   #31
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I trim 'em pretty close, and go fat cap up on the CG. Have not tried one in the vertical yet.
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Old 02-13-2008, 06:18 PM   #32
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Default What a downer!

Fat side down is the only way to go in a WSM!!!

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Old 02-13-2008, 11:04 PM   #33
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I am suprised. I am new to smoking and have not done brisket yet but I have made a pastrami from a corned beef. Main experience is grilling tri-tips and those are done fat up so when the fat renders out it goes in to the meat also keep flare ups down to a minimum. Smoking is obvioulsy different. You are not going to render fat all the way out. I will try it fat down next time.
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Old 02-14-2008, 11:45 AM   #34
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I put mine on fat cap up for 1 hour then flip to fat side down.
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Old 02-14-2008, 11:53 AM   #35
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Old 02-14-2008, 12:57 PM   #36
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I heard that he ran out of salt and pepper so he can't cook.
Maybe Unka Pete can spot him some

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Old 02-14-2008, 01:12 PM   #37
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Originally Posted by willkat98 View Post
Maybe Unka Pete can spot him some
That's what I was thinking.
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Old 02-14-2008, 02:57 PM   #38
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Crap, I thought Leebo was back!
Yeah - I was gonna thank Leebo again for this thread. I've been doing mine cap down on the WSM and haven't noticed any discernable difference. Could be because of my foil blanket mod though.
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Old 02-15-2008, 07:30 AM   #39
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Fat cap up on lower level.... water pan protected.
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