Question:Smoking a large brisketin Electric Smoker

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by disney12, Jun 30, 2016.

  1. disney12

    disney12 Newbie

    Hello everyone!

    I have a question on smoking a brisket in my Masterbuilt 30' electric smoker. The brisket is 14 lbs so it does not fit on one rack. I will cut it into 2 pieces approx 7lbs each. Would the cooking time be based on the original weight of 14lbs (1.5 per pound per hour) or would I base it on a 7lb brisket even though I would have 2 of them in the smoker. I've never cooked a brisket before so this is my first time. I know you should never base it on time but on temperature of 190-200 but I wanted to make sure I get an estimated cooking time.

    I appreciate any help you can give this novice smoker!
     
  2. noboundaries

    noboundaries Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    As long as the two pieces are separated, say on different racks, you base your time on a 7 lb brisket.   
     
  3. disney12

    disney12 Newbie

    Thank you Ray! I really appreciate you taking the time to answer my question.

    Have a great 4th of July weekend
     
  4. noboundaries

    noboundaries Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Why thanks Disney12!  U2!
     
  5. [​IMG]   Good afternoon and welcome to the forum, from a 95º day here in East Texas, and the best site on the web. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything.

    Gary
     
  6. disney12

    disney12 Newbie

    Thanks Gary. Looks like there is a lot of good information for a novice like me. Hope to learn a lot.

    Thanks,
    Kim
     

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