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Breaking through the stall?


Joined Sep 7, 2015
Hey everybody! New smoker here and looking to see what to do. I have had a brisket on since about 0430 and have been at 147 IT for the past 2 hours. I am wondering if i need to increase me heat or just wait out the stall. dont want to over cook this bad boy. any and all help is appreciated!


Master of the Pit
Joined Jan 7, 2013
Wrapping it in foil will help push it through the stall.  if you do not wish to do this just wait it out leaving the heat as is.


Master of the Pit
Joined Jan 5, 2015
2 hours is not that long of a stall. Unless you are crunched for time I would just wait it out. If you are crunched for time you could bump the temp to 275-300 or wrap it in foil. 


Master of the Pit
OTBS Member
Joined Apr 2, 2013

You have a number of options for dealing with the stall.

1.  Crank up the heat.

2.  Wrap in foil or butcher paper.

3.  Combination of the above.

4.  Say what the heck, leave it alone and drink another beer or three.

BTW, is this your first brisket ?   What's your plan for the cook ?

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