Close the lid on the smoker and, maintaining 225 degrees F, continue cooking until the internal temperature of the brisket reaches 202 degrees F in the thickest part of the meat (takes anywhere from 5-8 hours).
Remove the brisket to a large cutting board and allow to rest for 1 hour before slicing.
How long does it take to cook a 5 pound brisket?
To calculate your approximate cooking time, multiply 1.5 hours times weight in pounds. Therefore:
- 3-4 pound brisket = 4.5 – 6 hours.
- 5-7 pound brisket = 7.5 – 11 hours.
- 8-10 pound brisket = 12 – 15 hours.
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How many hours per pound does it take to smoke a brisket?
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.
How long does it take to smoke a 4 pound brisket?
A good rule of thumb for working out how long a brisket will take to cook is 1 hour and 15 minutes per LB (0.45kg) of brisket at 250°F (120°C).
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.