Smoking brisket

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by jerseyguy63, Jul 4, 2013.

  1. jerseyguy63

    jerseyguy63 Newbie

    Ok. I've been maintaining a 225-250'ish temp, 8 1/2 lb brisket. How long should it take to get to approx. 200`? It's been around 7 hrs, and creeping upward. At 167 now. Am I screwed?
     
  2. webowabo

    webowabo Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    You wanna figure somewhere around 1.5 Hours per pound to the 200* mark. thats 12+ hours. Have you hit a stall at 167*? 
     
  3. jerseyguy63

    jerseyguy63 Newbie

    It's just been slowly creeping since 160. It's at 171, and that's 7 hrs and 15 min.
     
  4. webowabo

    webowabo Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    well not sure when dinner was planned..Im assuming probably soon. Ive had that happen before people waiting around for the main course. Ive taken it out and wrapped it in foil to lock in the juices and maybe bump up the temp in the smoker. Help it push through the stall and cook a little faster. 

    Mike
     
  5. jerseyguy63

    jerseyguy63 Newbie

    Lol. Thanks Mike. Thank God I had ribs and other things. Guess I have a few more hours to go?
     
  6. webowabo

    webowabo Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Technically your brisket is done when the IT reaches around 160 degrees F. However for a brisket to be truly tender it will need to continue to smoke for longer (target temperature around 185 degrees F. I would foil it if you are truley needing it quicker than planned.. and bump the temp up a few degrees..

    Just remember to leave some time to "rest" in the foil when its out of the smoker for a bit to redistribute the juices... 

    Mike
     
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  7. webowabo

    webowabo Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    How did it turn out? Jerseyguy?
    Mike
     
  8. jerseyguy63

    jerseyguy63 Newbie

    10 1/2 hrs later, turned out pretty damn good. Great bark, nice and tender. Thanks for asking Mike.
     
  9. pgsmoker64

    pgsmoker64 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Let's see that brisket Jersey!

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    Bill
     
  10. webowabo

    webowabo Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    YAY! Glad it turned out.
    . just picked up a couple 10# on sell for 1.25lb.. cant wait to get one on the smoke since I suffered through watching everyone elses on here all week.. my turn :biggrin:
    Mike
     

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