hi folks, i've been wanting to try a brisket since i build my smoker (classic offset 20" smoker with 40" long smoke chamber and 20" long firebox -- see attached picture), but i've done several pork shoulder's and i have pretty much determined that every butt i do takes about 2 hours per pound. most threads i've read here say about 1.5 hours per pound, but i'm not sure what's going on with my smokes. i've gotten pretty good at keeping my temperatures in the 225-240 range right at the smoke level, but it still take about 2 hours per pound. my concern about doing a brisket is that i can't find a small brisket. most briskets that i have seen are at least 7-8 pounds, and if the trend follows, i'm looking at 14-16 hours of smoking (which i'm not super excited about). when i do butt's now, i usually get several (3 or 4) smaller (5 pounds or so) butts to reduce the cooking time, but again i haven't been able to find smaller briskets here. thoughts?
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5/14/09 at 6:47pm