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 long does it take to smoke a 12 pound brisket?
How many hours does it take to cook a brisket?
UPDATE: Place in the oven and bake for about 1 hour and 15 minutes per pound, until the brisket reaches about 180°. Use a meat thermometer to measure the thickest part of the brisket. (My 4.5 lb brisket takes about 5 1/2 hours but there are many factors that can affect exact time.
How long do you smoke a 3 pound brisket?
The 3 Things to Remember About Great 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.
- Get your gear ready.
- Allow plenty of time to rest.
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.