One 12 .lb slab of brisket or two 6 .lb ones?

Discussion in 'Beef' started by dee dee dee, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. dee dee dee

    dee dee dee Newbie

    O.k., I got some dry rub on the brisket and getting ready for tomorrow.

    I read that it takes about 1 to 1 1/2 hours per pound of beef to cook. I have a 12 pounder and I was wondering that if I cut it in half if that would cut the cooking time down to around 6 hours for both cuts.

    One thing I am concerned about is it getting too dry if I do this, but I will defer to ya'lls experience.
  2. tpicki

    tpicki Fire Starter

    Another newbie here. My first brisket will be tomorrow as well. 7lb flat is the biggest I could find. Sorry to jum on your thread but I thought I could get the same input. Cook at 200 until internal is 170, then wrap in foil until 190. Is that generally it?
  3. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Don't cut it in half, cook it whole as it will take about the same time...

    I would smoke at 250* till 170 and foil till 195, then give it the probe test...
    When your probe slides in like butter, it's done.
    That may be 195 or 205 but learn that technique and you'll never have tough brisket...[​IMG]
  4. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Definitley do not pull to soon. Kids were raising he** the food was taking to long so I pulled it early to try and mak'em happy but........needed about another hour. So they ate and into the oven it went. So sad. It just can't be rushed.

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