How To Smoke Brisket Flat?

How long does it take to smoke a brisket flat?

3 hours

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!

How do you smoke a flat cut brisket?

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Is flat or point better for smoked brisket?

The idea here is that the fat will help the brisket cook and through the cooking process the fat helps keep the brisket moist. The “Flat” has more meat, The “Deckle” or “Point” (different names, same part) has more fat, which you can see in this photo: The “Flat” has more meat. The “Point” has more fat.

Why is my smoked brisket tough?

A brisket that is tender like that is pure gold for a smoker. The problem is that a brisket is one of the more challenging cuts of meat to smoke. If the brisket is tough, it is because it needs more time to cook to tenderize and break down the connective tissues.

Should I spray my brisket while smoking?

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Once you put the rubbed brisket on your 225F-degree smoker, spritz it with apple cider vinegar every couple hours. When it reaches about 165F degrees and has a beautiful mahogany bark, spritz it some more and wrap it tightly in two layers of foil or peach paper.

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.

What temp is a brisket flat done?

190 degrees F

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.

Can you overcook brisket?

When brisket is overcooked, or cooked too long, it loses its constitution and has the mouthfeel more akin to groundmeat than fork tender beef — i.e, beef that falls apart when pulled but still retains the texture of what beef should feel like in the mouth.