Brisket Flat Question

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smokingwxman

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So I bought a couple of small brisket flats, about 3 pounds a piece. Planning on smoking them this Sunday but am really not sure what to expect time wise. Figured since they were so small they shouldn't take too long but being a brisket, I'm very unsure and want to allow plenty of time. Any thoughts?
 

gmc2003

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Time will depend on what temp your smoking them at. Also remember the smaller ones are often the more difficult ones to get right.

Chris
 

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I'm hoping to go low, shooting for around 225-230. This is my first time doing just a flat. Going to put them in pans with some broth in the bottom and see what happens. Wish me luck.
 

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At 225* I would say about 5 to 6 hrs. Definitely foil with the broth. They dry out easily. Also keep a close eye on your temps. and probe for tenderness after 195*.

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That is a real good idea, putting them in pans.
It makes your chance of success go up considerably.
For liquid, I like to use French onion soup & I put the brisket right in the soup.
Good luck!
Al
 
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