Help! - marathon brisket plateau!

Discussion in 'Beef' started by bilvo47, Sep 15, 2007.

  1. bilvo47

    bilvo47 Fire Starter

    I put a brisket on the CG about 5.5 hours ago - I've maintained a temp of about 225 - 240 but I can't seem to get above 150 degrees on the brisket. It's been about 2 hours now. I know that they usually plateau but do they plateau this low and for this long? Its a small brisket - Just the flat @ about 4 lbs.

    Any help?[​IMG]
     
  2. pigcicles

    pigcicles Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hang in there, it will start to move soon. They will usually plateau between 150º and 170º. Once it starts moving it won't take long after that.
     
  3. bilvo47

    bilvo47 Fire Starter

    good to hear! Thanks for the help.
     
  4. frybob

    frybob Fire Starter SMF Premier Member

    They can take as long as 2 to 2.5 hours a pound. I once had a 10 lb brisket take 25 hours. You just have to hang in there. It will get there eventually. I've learned with brisket that if you want to eat it today you probably need to start it yesterday. Oh, but it is so worth the wait. Hang in there.....

    Bob
     
  5. linescum

    linescum Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    i have a 3# pork butt that's been holding 155 for 4.5 hours..stubborn little devil
     
  6. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Great.....

    i have a 10 brisket......marinaded in Zesty Italian Dressing

    rubbed with Jeffs

    going to start tomorrow bout 6 am

    crap


    Wd
     
  7. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Patience, Grasshopper! I've actually had a couple pieces of meat drop in temp. Just have to wait it out.

    Take care, have fun, and do good!

    Regards,

    Meowey
     
  8. pigcicles

    pigcicles Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Better set the alarm for about 3 it sounds like them butts are in a revolution.

    LOL I was going to say that!
     
  9. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    thankx pigcicle........but mine is not a butt........

    a brisket..........

    oh well...........wanted to eat bout 7pm

    crap.......3 am

    crap

    Wd
     
  10. pigcicles

    pigcicles Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    ohh my bad... maybe next time I'll read ALL the words. Hehe Allow 1.5 hrs per pound plus 4hrs extra for buffer room.
     
  11. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    crap

    still figures.......3 am


    crap

    Wd
     
  12. pigcicles

    pigcicles Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    WD have you thought about starting it tonight? Could take a while or it may just cruise all the way through.. who wants to be the bad guy who didn't get dinner done?
     
  13. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    crap

    all nite smoke


    crap


    oh well.......had to do it sooner or later


    crap


    Wd
     
  14. dutch

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

    Comfy lawn chair

    Lots of munchies

    Lots of sody pop

    Fattie to tthrow in for breakfast

    faithful four legged compainion to keep ya company

    loud alarm clock [​IMG]
     
  15. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    with a low of 38 tonite
    wonder how hard its going to be keeping temps up


    is this a great country OR WHAT?


    jhehehehehe

    Wd
     
  16. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    plus momma stopped doing the four legged thing, after our first year of marriage

    crap



    [​IMG]

    wd
     
  17. bilvo47

    bilvo47 Fire Starter

    Alright - its done - Lets see if I can post some Qview
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  18. pigcicles

    pigcicles Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks good bilvo47. Ended up about 2hrs / lb. Thanks for sharing with us.
     
  19. t-bone tim

    t-bone tim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great job bilvo [​IMG] looks very yummy ,and nice smoke ring drool slurp wipe [​IMG]
     
  20. kojo

    kojo Newbie

    Listen to these guys and you cant go wrong
     

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