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Smoking a 15lb Brisket

firsttimepro

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

turnandburn

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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:
 

smokinhusker

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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. 
 

oldschoolbbq

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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


Good luck , don't give-up and  . . .
 

oldschoolbbq

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Oops , need to loo at the date before posting.
 

Yeah , should be hot enough , a lot of fuel used
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mattyice

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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. 
smokinhusker how long did it take you using the mes?
 

mattyice

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After 4 hours the internal temp is 164°. Is that normal? I feel like it reaching temp too quick.
 

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