I have been doing a lot of research on this first time attempt. I have a 15 pound packer. I know time is just a rough estimate and you need to go to IT. I just want to make sure the time frame I have is correct so not to over do the meat. What I've read is its 1.5 hours per pound so I'm guessing smoke time should be around 22.5 hours. Please correct me if I'm wrong. Also dies anyone recommend any rubs or injections I should use or try. Any extra info I can get will be greatly appreciated.
First time brisket
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From my experience most of my briskets have taken around 12 hours. All full packers. Some were done in as little as 7 hours but I’ve never had one go 22. Rarely over 13. I’m using a reverse flow stick burner running 225-250. I wrap at 170-175 and cook til 190 give or take a little. I inject mine with dales low sodium and coat with Montreal steak seasoning and a ton of restaurant grind black pepper. If you get it done before you’re ready to serve. Double wrap in tin foil and put in a cooler and cover with some towels. It will stay hot for hours. Hope this helps.
Thank you. Bamfan do you usually smoke 15 lbs? Like I said I'll watch my IT. I was wondering on times so I know when to start my smoke. 22 verses 12 hours is a big time change difference. That's why I ask. I also was thinking about the Montreal Steak Seasoning. Still undecided on injecting. BTW I'm using a MES 30 with AMPS. Also ROLL TIDE!
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