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.
How long does it take to smoke a brisket?
There are lots of variables including the temperature of your smoker, the thickness of the meat, fat content, etc. For planning purposes; smoke times for 14 pound brisket should smoke for about 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes per pound at 250° F. For a 14 pound brisket; which comes out to 14 to 17 1/2 hours.
How long does it take to smoke a 12 pound brisket?
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.
How long does it take to smoke a brisket at 250?
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.
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.
How do you keep a brisket moist when smoking?
Rules for a moist brisket:
- Start with a well-marbled brisket with a thin layer of fat (cap).
- Keep fat on the brisket.
- Keep the fat between the meat and the fire as much as you can.
- Baste frequently with a good brisket mop.
- Flip and rotate your brisket at least once during the smoking to even out the exposure to heat.
How long do you cook a 10 lb 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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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.
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.