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 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 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.
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.