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post #1 of 6
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I'm cooking my first brisket and it is cooking too fast. My grill is a Bayou Classic Ceramic cooker. Do i need to worry or just ride it out an see how it turns out?

post #2 of 6
How big is the brisket? What temp are you cooking at?
Most briskets will seem to gain temp fast at first but then they will slow down and usually hit a stall where they can sit at one temp for hours before climbing again.
Ride it out!

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post #3 of 6
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It is a 5lb brisket and it is cooking @ 220-230. 

post #4 of 6
Why do you think it's cooking to fast?

A small 5 lber probably won't stall much or very long but will slow down as the temp gets higher. Your chamber temps are good so I would leave it alone and let it smoke.
If it gets done too early you can wrap it in foil then some towels and hold it in a cooler, it will stay hot for hours.
post #5 of 6
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It has been on for 2.5hrs and the IT is 166. I figure the temp gauge on the grill is off because this is not the first time something cooked faster than it should have 

post #6 of 6
There's also nothing wrong with smoking "hot and fast". I've been experimenting with that myself and the results have been pretty decent. The beauty of smoking meat is that even the mistakes are pretty delicious.
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