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Good GAWD this brisket is taking forever!

post #1 of 6
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Put a 14# brisket on at 7pm last night at 225.  It was 148 degrees at 8a, so I put it into an aluminum pan and covered with foil and turned the heat up to 250.  Now, 21 1/2 hours of total time and it's only at 168.  

 

So much for having this for dinner tonight.  With any luck it might be done for tomorrow night's dinner.  

post #2 of 6
WOW.. I believe I would have to start checking some accuracy of therms...
post #3 of 6

I'm thinking you have a temp problem!

David

post #4 of 6

What are you cooking with?

David

post #5 of 6
Did you inject it? Probe it? or Compromise the surface in any way before you started cooking it?
13 hours to get to 148* could be way too long if you did.
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I'm using the SMOKIN-IT #3.  I believe I ID'd the problem in that its not getting up to temp.  After I pulled it and finished it in the oven, I left it on with the thermometer inside and with the dial turned to 250, it only got to 219.  

 

I contacted Steve the owner last night, and he already has a replacement controller and element sent via UPS today.  Hopefully, one/both of those are bad and I'll be back up and running in a few days.  

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