brisket question...

Discussion in 'Beef' started by tpicki, Jun 28, 2008.

  1. tpicki

    tpicki Fire Starter

    It's been 4 hours and the brisket is at 163. It seems to be staying there for awhile. Does it take some time to get to 170? Planning on wrapping then to 190. Any help on how long 170 to 190 as well would be appreciated.

  2. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    You have it a plateau my friend just be patient and ride it out don't change heat or anything. Once it gets over it things will go faster. It is the connective tissue in the meat breaking down and will be much more tender for it tho it stinks waiting so long it is sometimes necessary
  3. tpicki

    tpicki Fire Starter

    Thank you for the encouragement! My friend Sam Adams will help me with the wait!
  4. abelman

    abelman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That seems pretty quick and high for 4 hours. I usually hit 145-155 or so on my plateaus after 4-5 hours. They tend to stay at a plateau anywhere from 3-5 hours according to my notes on my last 3.

    I'm not saying it can't happen but it seems like a fast smoke. What temp is the smoker at and do you know the temp guage is correct?
  5. tpicki

    tpicki Fire Starter

    I'm afraid the gauge is off. I tried to place a meat thermometer in the smoker but no outside read. I am trying to keep it at about 150 based on the Grillmaster temp gauge. I think it's about 50 degrees off but not sure. That is the next mod I will do!
  6. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    You need to get a investment. 25 bux tops. You have 8 hours min. before you have to worry tho...go get one!

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