I'm thinking I want to do a brisket this weekend, nothing crazy. Do you have to wrap at a certain temp? I usually dont wrap when i smoke in general.
Any pointers? Temp, duration, etc.
Thanks JC, that's a huge help.
Now what is the typical cook time? Similar to pork shoulder? 1.5-2hrs per pound?
Cook times depend alot on your actual cooker and the temps and how much airflow you have.
On my offset, I can cook a 12.5lb brisket that I have trimmed down to 11ish lbs in about 10-10 1/2 hours if I have a good breeze outside. That's under 1 hour per pound. I also cook at higher tempt than most, I'm usually in the 275 range.
If it's 20 degrees out and no wind, it might take take an hour and a half per pound. Or if I was cooking on a vertical smoker like a Webber that has a little less airflow and at a lower temp it might take 1 1/2 hours per pound. I've never cooked on an electric smoker, so I will defer to the guy that have more experience with those.
I don't think you will be longer than 1 1/2 hours per pound though, and probably closer to 1 and hour and 15 minutes per pound, though.