Newbie here, I'm confused about smoking times for a beef brisket. I've read 1 to 1.5 hours per pound and also read a 7-8 lb. brisket should be smoked 5 -6 hours, that doesn't compute. I started a 7 lb. brisket this morning at 4:15am, I've got my temp alarm set to 190. It went off only after 4 hours, I new that was right, so I moved the probe and now it is sitting at 187. So, how many time do you re-probe and check the temp? Temp of the smoker has been around 225-240. So, it only been 6 hours. Help if can.