best temp for a small brisket

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by smokymcsmokster, May 13, 2014.

  1. smokymcsmokster

    smokymcsmokster Fire Starter

    does the size of a brisket change what temp to cook at? i never usually buy a full briskets and my briskets are usually somewhere in the 4 pound range. and i never get a good bark going on and my brisket is too dry, i usually keep it pretty now in the 225 range 
  2. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    I smoke brisket at 225-250 no matter the size
  3. That's the same size I buy. I smoke it at 225 until the internal temp reaches 195 pull and let rest. It usually smokes for around 7 to 8 hrs at that temp. For a better bark turn your smoker up to 400 when the Brisket reaches 180 to 185 for the last 30 min. I also inject my Brisket with beef broth the day before.
  4. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I go 225*F for 1.5 hrs. / lb. ,do NOT open my lid till finished and use my ET-732 for temp. to 200*F IMT.  Pull and rest - wrapped in a cooler.[​IMG]

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