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Help! - marathon brisket plateau!

post #1 of 25
Thread Starter 
I put a brisket on the CG about 5.5 hours ago - I've maintained a temp of about 225 - 240 but I can't seem to get above 150 degrees on the brisket. It's been about 2 hours now. I know that they usually plateau but do they plateau this low and for this long? Its a small brisket - Just the flat @ about 4 lbs.

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post #2 of 25
Hang in there, it will start to move soon. They will usually plateau between 150º and 170º. Once it starts moving it won't take long after that.
post #3 of 25
Thread Starter 
good to hear! Thanks for the help.
post #4 of 25
They can take as long as 2 to 2.5 hours a pound. I once had a 10 lb brisket take 25 hours. You just have to hang in there. It will get there eventually. I've learned with brisket that if you want to eat it today you probably need to start it yesterday. Oh, but it is so worth the wait. Hang in there.....

post #5 of 25


i have a 3# pork butt that's been holding 155 for 4.5 hours..stubborn little devil
post #6 of 25

i have a 10 brisket......marinaded in Zesty Italian Dressing

rubbed with Jeffs

going to start tomorrow bout 6 am


post #7 of 25
Patience, Grasshopper! I've actually had a couple pieces of meat drop in temp. Just have to wait it out.

Take care, have fun, and do good!


post #8 of 25
Better set the alarm for about 3 it sounds like them butts are in a revolution.

LOL I was going to say that!
post #9 of 25
thankx pigcicle........but mine is not a butt........

a brisket..........

oh well...........wanted to eat bout 7pm

crap.......3 am


post #10 of 25
ohh my bad... maybe next time I'll read ALL the words. Hehe Allow 1.5 hrs per pound plus 4hrs extra for buffer room.
post #11 of 25

still figures.......3 am


post #12 of 25
WD have you thought about starting it tonight? Could take a while or it may just cruise all the way through.. who wants to be the bad guy who didn't get dinner done?
post #13 of 25

all nite smoke


oh well.......had to do it sooner or later


post #14 of 25
Comfy lawn chair

Lots of munchies

Lots of sody pop

Fattie to tthrow in for breakfast

faithful four legged compainion to keep ya company

loud alarm clock biggrin.gif
post #15 of 25
with a low of 38 tonite
wonder how hard its going to be keeping temps up

is this a great country OR WHAT?


post #16 of 25
plus momma stopped doing the four legged thing, after our first year of marriage



post #17 of 25
Thread Starter 
Alright - its done - Lets see if I can post some Qview
post #18 of 25
Looks good bilvo47. Ended up about 2hrs / lb. Thanks for sharing with us.
post #19 of 25
Great job bilvo PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif looks very yummy ,and nice smoke ring drool slurp wipe PDT_Armataz_01_30.gif
post #20 of 25
Listen to these guys and you cant go wrong
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