First Beef Brisket, confused.

Discussion in 'Beef' started by beerguy65, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. beerguy65

    beerguy65 Newbie

    Newbie here,

    I'm confused about smoking times for a beef brisket.  I've read 1 to 1.5 hours per pound and also read a 7-8 lb. brisket should be smoked 5 -6 hours, that doesn't compute.  I started a 7 lb. brisket this morning at 4:15am, I've got my temp alarm set to 190.  It went off only after 4 hours, I new that was right, so I moved the probe and now it is sitting at 187.  So, how many time do you re-probe and check the temp?  Temp of the smoker has been around 225-240.  So, it only been 6 hours.  Help if can.
     
  2. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    If you know your thermometer is correct because you have checked that it is accurate. If you have probed the meat in a couple places to make sure you are not in a fat pocket then you pretty much have to go with what the thermo shows. Have you double checked the temp of the smoker itself? Sometimes you just get a weird piece of meat that seems to be done way to fast its odd but it does happen once in awhile
     
  3. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Is this a full brisket or just the flat? Like Piney said make sure you thermometer is correct but doing the boiling water test.
     
  4. beerguy65

    beerguy65 Newbie

    I think it's just a flat, but I'm not sure.  As of 1:55pm, the temp has dropped to 181.  At 2:15, it will be 10 hours in the smoker.  I think I will take it out and wrap it and let it rest for an hour.
     
  5. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    I wouldn't take it out till it hit the target temperature
     
  6. beerguy65

    beerguy65 Newbie

    Well, after 10 hours, here is the result.

    [​IMG]
     

Share This Page