Brisket Help

Discussion in 'Beef' started by lhhand, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. I am going to be doing a brisket im using a electric smoker should i smoke for about 12 hours can someone tell me if this is not enough time or what temps should i pull at
  2. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    First of all, the internal temperature of the brisket will tell you when it is done. If you are pulling it, 205º would be the desired temp for pulling.

    Time is difficult guess, it depends on the size of the brisket, steady smoker temps and if the brisket hits a plateau that stalls your cooking time.

    With pork butts and brisket I will smoke them well ahead of schedule to ensure they are ready for eating time.
  3. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What he said.
  4. tybo6

    tybo6 Smoke Blower

    Bubba,.....your cook time depends on the size of ur brisket.....I am guessin with an electric smoker u can keep a pretty steady smoke temp of about 220-230......I usually pull my briskets at an int.temp of 180 and let em rest for about 30 mins before slicing......keep in mind ur temp will continue to climb while resting.........another thing to keep in mind is matter how much advice u receive here(Which I might add ,....u cannot put a price tag on.....these folks have helped me tremendously....cannot say enough about smf)......learn ur equipment,...know ur heat,.... and try,try try,.....smoke smoke smoke.....some are good some are great some are so so......smokin is a trial and error art.....I SAY ART WITH CONVICTION.......u have come to the right placre to learn a very fine art form.....I tell ya this ,...If I can smoke a brisket that I dont even get a piece of(cause every one else ate it) u can too....Go with ur gut and what u feel is will come to ya
  5. Its 0630 7/13/08 i just put my first brisket in i hope it turns out i will post pics when i hae a finished product
  6. earache_my_eye

    earache_my_eye Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Sounds like you have a good day ahead of you.....kick back with a cold one...keep your temps steady....and enjoy the ride.......[​IMG]

    Looking forward to the qview to come!

  7. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    A couple things for a newbie:

    You WILL get impatient. Don't succumb to it. Big hunks take time, and they CAN'T be rushed if you want great results.

    Don't forget to mop... and gently so as not to destroy the nice crispy "Barq" buildup

    Lay in another 12 pack at least.

    Keep us posted!
  8. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great advice, nothing much I can add ... enjoy the smoke, these long ones can be fun!!
  9. what should i use as a mop

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