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.
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 12 pound brisket?
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.