How To Smoke The Perfect Brisket?

How do you smoke the perfect brisket?

Place the brisket in the smoker over indirect heat with the tip (thicker part of the meat) closest to the heat source.

Smoke until the internal temperature reaches 165° F.

Wrap the brisket tightly in uncoated butcher paper, then back in the smoker until the internal temperature reaches between 200° and 205° F.

Do you flip a brisket when smoking?

Flipping the brisket does even out the exposure of the meat to heat. Airflow inside any smoker is uneven and letting the brisket sit there in one position the whole time will cause part of it to dry out simply because of this unevenness. Ideally, flip and rotate your brisket at least once during the cooking.

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.

What temperature do you smoke brisket to?

The ideal temperature of a properly smoked brisket is 195°F, but keep in mind that the internal temp of the brisket can increase by 10 degrees even after it’s been removed from the grill. The last thing you want is to overcook your brisket, which results in dry, chewy meat.