brisket smoke

Discussion in 'Beef' started by efrain, May 16, 2009.

  1. efrain

    efrain Fire Starter

    i just put in a five pound brisket in my ecb, it is 10:30 in california and would like to know if i can plan on it being ready at 5:00 pm. I am shooting for 1-1:30 hrs per pound.this this about right.thanks.Also how long does a tri-tip take, i bought a 2 and a half pounder. i was planning three hours.thanks again.Cheers from CALIFORNIA!
  2. billbo

    billbo Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hi Efrain! Each piece of meat will behave differently so there is no real timetable for smoking a brisket. Some brikets take an hour a pound other close to two, so you can never really tell.

    You might be OK though, you did leave yourself some wiggle room. The meat will also stall or plataue. It will stop at a certain temp and seem like its the same temp forever. It will eventually start climbing in temp again so don't panic. Good luck and tell us how it turns out!

    Here is a link to help you with your brisket smoke.
  3. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    what ^ says-also what temps u smoking at? that makes a big diff.
  4. efrain

    efrain Fire Starter

    225-250, thats been consistent.

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