Brisket questions

Discussion in 'Beef' started by cyclonesmoker, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. cyclonesmoker

    cyclonesmoker Fire Starter

    I have 2 flats that total 9.5 lbs

    My questions are...

    Can I smoke these at like 200-220 and be okay leaving these in the smoker overnight? I think I'll start it at like 7pm...we are eating at 430pm the following day. I figured they would be done by noon and I could foil in a cooler with towels for 4 hours...
  2. sunman76

    sunman76 Master of the Pit

    See other post...[​IMG]
  3. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    i think you can. I do my brisket over night it works great but i think that they will be Raddy by 0900 in the morning .i do it in 12to 14 hours on my MES30'
  4. smoketexring

    smoketexring Fire Starter

    I smoke mine over night all the time and sleep like a baby.  

    Good luck and hope things turn out smokkkeyyyy!!!!!

  5. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I would put them on at midnight the night before. Every full packer brisket I have done at 200-220° has usually taken approx. 13-14 hrs., so I am guessing your flats will anywhere from 10-12 hrs., so if you put them on at 7 PM then you are looking at holding them in the cooler for over 8 hrs.

    Also with flats I find it best to foil them a tad early - I usually foil a flat at an interna temp of 155 instead of 165+.
  6. A handy-dandy remote thermometor is a pretty useful tool. Again, I haven't done brisket yet but did get up and smoke a turkey breast for a family get together after only a couple of hours sleep. I put the turkey in the smoker and was able to take a good nap with the thermometor receiver on my bed stand. A lot better than running in and out in the cold. A Maverick ET-732.
  7. miamirick

    miamirick Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    If you have two that total 9.5 lbs i woulld not start them at 7;00  wait till about 10 then put them in and check them first thing when you wake up cause they could be ready by then  if yo uput them in at 7 and by chance they hit temp at say 3 then they will overcook by the time you get up  

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