How Long Does It Take To Smoke A Brisket Flat?

Can you smoke just a brisket flat?

If you love tailgating and BBQ but hate getting/staying up at ungodly hours to tend a whole packer brisket the night before a game then we have a solution for you: smoked brisket flats. Cooking just the flat of the brisket is a great way to tailgate because they take much less time to cook and are, well, brisket!

What temperature do I cook brisket flat?

When the brisket reaches an internal temperature of 165 to 170 degrees F on an instant read meat thermometer (after about 4 to 5 hours), remove it from the grill and double wrap in aluminum foil to keep the juices from leaking out.

How long does it take to smoke a 5 pound brisket flat?

5-8 hours

How long does it take to smoke a 6 pound brisket?

Because briskets can range anywhere from 5-15 pounds, the cook time for your specific cut of brisket will vary. Hot Tip: Briskets that are on the smaller side will usually take around 5-6 hours. If your brisket is tipping the scales a little higher, plan on a much longer smoke time of about 10-11 hours.

How long do you smoke a brisket at 225?

Checking the Temperature While Smoking

To achieve the best results, I cook the beef brisket at 225 degrees for about 1 hour and 15 minutes per pound. The time per pound is strictly a guide and cooking times will actually vary.

Should I smoke brisket fat side up?

If you decide to cook your brisket fat side up, you should know that the fat acts as a heat shield protecting the beef. If your heat source is mostly from the top, such as with many horizontal offset smokers, fat side up should be the way to go.

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How do you keep brisket from drying out flat?

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Why is my brisket tough?

Brisket contains a lot of connective tissue, which can make it tough. The type of connective tissue in brisket is called collagen. Cook the meat quickly and you get tough, dry meat. Cook a brisket slowly, with some liquid, and the collagen turns into gelatin.

When should I wrap my brisket?

When wrapping your brisket in foil, we recommend waiting until your meat hits 150 degrees Fahrenheit internally. This will help you build up a nice bark on the outside of the meat and give you that beautiful red smoke ring.