- Jul 24, 2008
Hey guys, I have a 15 lb brisket that I put on my pellet smoker about 5 hours ago, my smoker temp is just around 215 degrees. The brisket is already at 178 degress (I wrapped at 165) and it's in an aluminum pan that has plenty of brisket juice in the pan. My guests aren't arriving till about 4 and I have no idea why this thing has cooked so fast. Am I in trouble here? At this pace, it'll be done fairly soon when it reaches the required 195-205 temp. I'm thinking that by keeping it going in the bath of brisket juice that it'll hopefully braise and therefore tenderize it further??? I plan to pull off and leave in pan of juice and put in cooler and wrap in towels. Any other suggestions that can help? 2nd time on my pellet smoker that a full packer brisket is cooking way quicker although only being no more that 220 temp.