Brisket stalled out...question

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by texasjason, Feb 28, 2016.

  1. texasjason

    texasjason Fire Starter

    Hey all, I'm doing a small 4 pounder today and seem to be stuck right at 171 and has been there for about an hour. I wrapped it at 160 then went up until this point.  It's been in there over 8 hours and i've tested it with 2 thermometers, same reading. Just wait it out?

    It's definitely not done (tough when I stuck the probe in there) but wondering how long this little thing may take!
     
  2. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    You could increase the smoker temp to speed things up.  I don't know what temp you're smoking but I wouldn't go above 275 with a 4 pounder.

    Mike
     
  3. lemans

    lemans Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Listen to Mike. Stay the course don't raise the temp
     
  4. texasjason

    texasjason Fire Starter

    Thanks Mike and Lemans, I did bump up the temp a little to 235 so we'll see. Still not budging and been a few hours at this temp. Not sure what the deal is. Starting to question my thermometers but doubt 2 are wrong. When I can slide one in really easy like butter I guess that is when it will be done. 
     
  5. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    How long did it finally take?

    Was it good?

    Al
     
  6. texasjason

    texasjason Fire Starter

    It finally got up to temp around 7:45 last night. Just sat there at about 170 for a couple hours and then finally got going, for a cook time of about 11 hours total. Threw my dinner timing way out of whack for sure but next time will give myself about a 2 hr buffer just in case this happens again. Tasted great though-tender, good flavor and moist. Boy I wanted to pull it off sooner to feed everyone sooner but glad I stayed the course. Appreciate all the advice and information on this thread and the site overall, what a help it has been. Here's a look at the final product;

     
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  7. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    It looks awesome!

    Great job!

    POINTS for hanging in there! Sorry I tried to give you points but they wouldn't let me, must have used them all up.

    Al
     
  8. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    That brisket looks beautiful!  POINTS!

    Mike
     
  9. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Looks great ! sometimes it will just kill you but you just have to hang in there...
     

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