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?
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.
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.