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Smoking a 15lb Brisket

Discussion in 'Beef' started by firsttimepro, Oct 11, 2013.

  1. firsttimepro

    firsttimepro Newbie

    I am smoking a brisket for the first time and have a few questions. Can someone help me out with a few questions
  2. kathrynn

    kathrynn Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member

  3. pgsmoker64

    pgsmoker64 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    What would you like to know???

  4. Thats one heck of a brisket! First time GO BIG OR GO HOME I guess...lol. im definitely in for this one...ask away. There's plenty of us here with more than enough answers. :yahoo:
  5. Good for you - the first brisket I smoked in my MES was a 16 lb one. 

    Line up the questions and someone will definitely give you some answers. Letting us know what kind of smoker you are using will be very helpful and maybe where you are located, since altitude does play a part in how long it will take to cook. 
  6. ravenclan

    ravenclan Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    fire away !!!!
  7. 1 1/2 hour per lb. 225 deg. Smoke for about first 3 hours. fat side up. Cut across the grain.
  8. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member

    A good thermometer that is calibrated , and a lot of 'patience' is needed. Unless you cut it up into smaller pieces , it's gonna be a long ride. You're looking at a possible 22hrs. at 225*F average.

    or several , 225*F for 1.5 to 2 hrs. per pound

    apox. 200*F , you'll have tender Brisket like this one,

    with patience your meal will turn out marvelous [​IMG]

    Good luck , don't give-up and  . . .
  9. it's been 11 months.  is it up to temp yet?
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2014
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  10. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Oops , need to loo at the date before posting. [​IMG]  

    Yeah , should be hot enough , a lot of fuel used [​IMG].
  11. oldschool bbq, do you wrap in foil or let it go all the way unwrapped?
  12. smokinhusker how long did it take you using the mes?
  13. After 4 hours the internal temp is 164°. Is that normal? I feel like it reaching temp too quick.
  14. foamheart

    foamheart Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


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