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 do you smoke the perfect brisket?
The damp wood smolders and permeates the brisket with smoke. You can also offset the heat by raking the coals to opposite sides of the pit. Cook for 1 1/2 to 2 hours per pound, at a temperature between 200 and 250 degrees, adding both dry and soaked wood chips as necessary to keep the temperature consistent.
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.
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.