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 should a brisket take to smoke?
How long does it take to smoke a brisket?
- About an hour and fifteen minutes per pound if you cook at 250F and don’t wrap.
- About an hour per pound if you cook at 250F and wrap in butcher paper.
- About 45 minutes per pound if you cook at 250F and wrap in aluminum foil.
How long does it take to smoke a 12 pound brisket?
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.
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).