How Long To Smoke A 7 Lb Brisket?

You want to achieve a temperature of 215-220 degrees in your smoker.

This is a little cooler than most other smoked meat recipes.

The internal meat temperature we need to reach is 200 degrees, so this will take some time.

Depending on the thickness of the brisket, cooking time will take between 10-12 hours.

How long does it take to cook a 7 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 long does it take to smoke an 8 pound brisket?

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.

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

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.

What temp should my smoker be for brisket?

195°F

Does cooking brisket longer make it more tender?

Brisket takes about twice as long to turn tender as do other braising cuts. We’ve always thought that’s because brisket has more chewy collagen (the main component in meat’s connective tissue) than other cuts, which needs more time to convert to soft gelatin for the meat to fully tenderize.

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.

Do you smoke a brisket fat side up or down?

Ideally, flip and rotate your brisket at least once during the cooking. If you need the fat to shield the meat from the fire, then leave it fat side down for the majority of the time.

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 over smoke a brisket?

It’s easy to over-smoke brisket due to its long cook time. This will result in a piece of meat that “tastes like liquid smoke.” To prevent this, it’s necessary to use very dry wood. This particular type of wood creates very little soot when it burns and imparts a mild smoky flavor to the meat.

How long do you smoke a 4 lb brisket?

Should be about 6 hours. Unless you get a bad stall. I always plan 2 hours per pound on briskets. If it’s done early you can always foil it then wrap in towels and throw in a cooler.

How long does a 5 lb brisket take to smoke?

5-8 hours

How long does it take to smoke a 10 lb brisket?

You can roughly estimate when a brisket will be done by allowing 45 minutes to 75 minutes per pound when cooking at 250 degrees and wrapping in foil after 4-5 hours. But ambient temperature, wind, humidity and composition of the meat tissue all are factors in how fast, or slow, a brisket cooks.