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brisket smoke

Discussion in 'Beef' started by acd4476, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. acd4476

    acd4476 Fire Starter

    going to try a brisket in the morning...anyone have a good recommendation on how long to add smoke?  10 lb packer i was thinking 4-5 hours. do not want anything to overpowering just that subtle smoke flavor we all want. i usually do my birds with 1-2 hrs smoke.
  2. tom37

    tom37 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Mine stays in the smoke open on the grate until its about 165ish then it gets wrapped. As long as you aren't making steam engine smoke it should be fine up to this temp.

    Good Luck tomorrow.

    If you have been to smokey in the past, maybe try wrapping it about 140.
  3. rp ribking

    rp ribking Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Well, Birds and Beef are 2 different animals. About 4-5 hours seems good for the Beef and a couple of hours for the Bird.