How Long Does It Take To Smoke Brisket?

How long does it take to 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.

How long does it take to smoke a 12 pound brisket?

8 hours

How long does it take to smoke a 3 pound brisket?

Give yourself plenty of time.

While the actual cook time varies with each brisket, you should allow at least 1 hour and 15 mins per pound of brisket when the cooking temperature is set to 250°F.

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.

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.

What temp should brisket be smoked at?

Test for doneness.

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.

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Do you have to wrap a brisket in foil when smoking?

Aluminum foil keeps a lot of the smoke away from your meat, which means less of a smokey flavor. 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.

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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Do you smoke a brisket fat side up?

Advocates of cooking fat side up claim that the fat will “melt” into the meat, making it moist and juicy. However cooking brisket fat side up is not a complete no no. If you use a log burning offset smoker, or any other smoker wherein the heat comes from above, cooking fat side up is the way to go.