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brisket smoke


Smoke Blower
Joined Sep 9, 2010
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.


Master of the Pit
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
Joined Sep 24, 2009
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.

rp ribking

Smoking Fanatic
OTBS Member
Joined Oct 29, 2009
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.

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