Question about this small brisket.

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Was talking to one of my customers about smoking. Said each year he butchers a whole cow, but he and his wife do not eat the ribs or brisket. They either give it away or toss it. He brought me what he had left in the freezer. Said when he does one this fall, bringing me all of it. I have never done a brisket under 12 lbs, so wondering if it takes as long as the larger briskets as it is only 4.5 lbs. Smoking it and the ribs tomorrow, but not sure what time to start the brisket for a 6pm dinner.
Those long ribs are 1.5 lbs each. Going to be a feast.
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SmokinGame

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Boy, I've never smoked a brisket that small. I'm guessing 6-7 hours @ 250F. Maybe someone else has more experience for one this size.

Before I would ever pitch this, I would grind it into hamburger.
 

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Here's one I did that trimmed out at 5 1/2 pounds . I like the small ones the best .
I finish my briskets in the oven though .
 
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Chasdev

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In Austin we pay through the nose for beef plate ribs, so if you toss them, toss them my way.