Brisket timing?

Discussion in 'Beef' started by billbo, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. billbo

    billbo Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Is there a rule of thumb as to how many hours per pound a brisket will take to smoke? I always find it so hard to guage.
  2. txbbqman

    txbbqman Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

  3. 1894

    1894 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    It really is hard to gauge . A safe bet , start by midnight for an evening dinner / supper that day.
    Easier to warm back up than to try to rush a stubborn chunk of meat.IMHO
    Folks here will give you some better guidelines than I have [​IMG]
  4. darrin

    darrin Meat Mopper

    Way too many variables to go by time IMO.
  5. 3 j's b smokin

    3 j's b smokin Fire Starter

    Mine usually take 1.5 hours per pound at 225 degrees but it all depends on the meat. I say grab a cooler of beer, stick a thermometer in it and wait til it gets to 195.
  6. I usually figure 2hrs a pound to be safe. But every piece of meat is different so you never really know for sure. Definately watch the temps and not the clock.


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