brisket estimated time

Discussion in 'Beef' started by philip69, Jul 5, 2013.

  1. philip69

    philip69 Fire Starter

    I have a 14 pound brisket and I'm guna cook at 250 how long do you think?
  2. pgsmoker64

    pgsmoker64 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Hi Phillip,

    At 250 you should figure on about 2 hours per pound just to be on the safe side! (that's 28 hours)  Or you can crank up the temp and get it done a little quicker, just be sure to carefully monitor pit temp and internal temperature of the meat.

    The key; however, is to cook to an internal temperature of 200 degrees!  That is the point where the brisket should be most tender.  Test it with a toothpick to be sure though...if it slides in and out like hot butter then you are ready!!!

    Good luck,

    Last edited: Jul 5, 2013
  3. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Hi Phillip...Bill's given you great advice, 2 hours per lb. should give you a margin for error.  Good luck, and be sure to show us how it goes!

  4. timd

    timd Newbie

    Depends on how often you plan to open the door and let heat out. :)

    If you have an internal thermometer I'd wait until 190 IT or so then test with the toothpick. That's the best test!

    Happy smoking!

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