new to briskets

Discussion in 'Beef' started by rmat17, Aug 24, 2013.

  1. Doing a 6lb. Brisket tomorrow. How long should I expect to cook it for and what temp should I get it to. Any help will be appreciated
     
  2. dieselaw

    dieselaw Fire Starter

    I am doing my first brisket today. I would aim for 8 hours. Mine looks like it will finish around 7.5hrs and then i can let it rest for awhile. I would start early and let rest in a cooler til u want to serve.
     

  3. Here is the brisket all seasoned and ready to go. Putting it on early
     
  4. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    What temp are you going to cook at?
    225*-250* should take about 1.5 - 2 hours/lb.
    Do you want to slice it or pull it?
    For slicing, shoot for about 180* then start checking for tenderness. Probe it in multiple places with a toothpick or skewer, when it slides in with no resistance like going into hot butter it is done. If you want to pull it then shoot for about 200*, it should be super tender and just falling apart by then.
    I think for large cuts like briskets and butts temp is just a guideline and the tenderness test really tells the story.
     
  5. Its on at around around 250 right now. Got to 160 pretty quick. I then wrapped it in foil and put in some jack honey. Will now let this go to around 190. Will take pics when done.
     


  6. Came out really good. May need to let it stay on for a bit longer but it was still tender. Thanks for the help everyone.
     
  7. shtrdave

    shtrdave Smoking Fanatic

    Looks good what smoker did you use. and did you smoke it in the pan or on a rack, and what did you put on it, and how long did it cook?

    A lot of questions I know but we smokers are nosey sorts wanting to know all the details.
     
  8. Used a brinkmann electric smoker. The red one. Used a mixture of cherry and apple chips for the wood. The seasoning was one that my brother in law bought me from a BBQ joint in Texas. Forgot the name of it right now. Smoked it on the rack and When it got to around 160* I wrapped it in foil and added about a 1/2 cup to a cup of jack daniels Tennessee honey for it to bast in. Then pulled it around 190. Used the toothpick test and could have waited a little longer but I had some where to go and had to take it with me. All in all it took me a 8.5 hours. Probably could have gone for 9 but didn't have the time. I also collected the juices to make a reduction with it. That came out really well. Hope that helps. Cheers
     
  9. shtrdave

    shtrdave Smoking Fanatic

    Thank you for the information.
     

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