Breaking through the stall?

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by zak1011, Sep 7, 2015.

  1. zak1011

    zak1011 Newbie

    Hey everybody! New smoker here and looking to see what to do. I have had a brisket on since about 0430 and have been at 147 IT for the past 2 hours. I am wondering if i need to increase me heat or just wait out the stall. dont want to over cook this bad boy. any and all help is appreciated!
  2. bear55

    bear55 Master of the Pit

    Wrapping it in foil will help push it through the stall.  if you do not wish to do this just wait it out leaving the heat as is.
  3. bmaddox

    bmaddox Master of the Pit

    2 hours is not that long of a stall. Unless you are crunched for time I would just wait it out. If you are crunched for time you could bump the temp to 275-300 or wrap it in foil. 
  4. demosthenes9

    demosthenes9 Master of the Pit OTBS Member


    You have a number of options for dealing with the stall.

    1.  Crank up the heat.

    2.  Wrap in foil or butcher paper.

    3.  Combination of the above.

    4.  Say what the heck, leave it alone and drink another beer or three.

    BTW, is this your first brisket ?   What's your plan for the cook ?
  5. smokinjb

    smokinjb Newbie

    you can try one of the methods above but my favorite is just waiting it out
  6. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

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